NEC NC1500C User Manual
NEC NC1500C User Manual

NEC NC1500C User Manual

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  • Page 1 ® DLP Cinema Projector NC1500C User’s Manual NEC Viewtechnology, Ltd.
  • Page 2: Important Information

    3. Handle the power cord carefully and avoid excessive Precautions: Please read this manual carefully before using your bending. Do not place any heavy objects on the power NC1500C and keep the manual handy for future reference. cord. A damaged cord can cause electric shock or fire. WARNING 4.
  • Page 3 In Europe water immediately and seek immediate medical attention. Do NEC Europe, Ltd. / European Technical Centre not rub your eyes! This could cause serious injury. Address: Unit G, Stafford Park 12, Telford TF3 3BJ, U.K.
  • Page 4 Précaution: lire attentivement ce manuel avant d’utiliser le 4. Manipuler le projecteur avec précaution. La chute du le NC1500C et le conserver à portée de main pour future référence. projecteur ou lui donner des chocs pourrait endommager des composants internes.
  • Page 5 En Europe 2. Lorsque le corps principal est endommagé, du liquide de NEC Europe, Ltd. / European Technical Centre refroidissement peut s’échapper des parties internes. NE Adresse : Unit G, Stafford Park 12, Telford TF3 3BJ, U.K. PAS toucher ou avaler le liquide de refroidissement.
  • Page 6 Reinigungsoder Lösungs-mitteln Vorsichtsmaßnahmen: Lesen Sie sich dieses Handbuch wiez.B. Alkohol oder Verdünner. bitte sorgfaltig durch, bevor Sie den NC1500C benutzen, und 3. Reinigen Sie die Linse mit einer Blaseinrichtung oder einem bewahren Sie das Bedienungshandbuch in greifbarer Nahe Linsentuch.
  • Page 7 Important Information Vorsichtsmasnahmen zur Vermeidung von Bränden WARNUNG: und elektrischen Schlägen 1. Schauen Sie nicht in die Linse, wenn der Projektor eingeschaltet 1. Sorgen Sie für ausreichende Belüuftung und stellen Sie ist. Dies könnte schwere Augenverletzungen zur Folge haben. außerdem sicher, dass die Lüftungsschlitze frei bleiben, damit 2.
  • Page 8 Reparaturarbeiten am Produkt ergeben, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Händler oder an eine der folgenden Niederlassungen. In Europa NEC Europe, Ltd. / European Technical Centre Addresse: Unit G, Stafford Park 12, Telford TF3 3BJ, U.K. Telefon: +44 1952 237000 Fax-Nummer: +44 1952 237006...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents ................1 1.What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts ..... 2 1-1. Features ..................................2 1-2. What’s in the Box? ..............................4 1-3. Names of the Projector Parts ..........................5 1-4.
  • Page 10: What's In The Box? And The Names Of The Projector Parts

    ® dedicated projector that supports large screen needs NEC has applied its mounting technology and leading imaging technology to newly develop lamp and optical systems as well as a cooling system to support large screen needs. • Equipped with easy to use functions (1) Lens memory function that can be operated with one touch, and lamp power memory function ®...
  • Page 11 1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts • DMD Face Dust Protection Structure A dust contral shield is arranged between each DMD chip of R, G and B, and the spectroscopic/condenser prism to prevent dust and dirt in the air, and oily particles in smoke associated with event halls from coming into contact with the face of the DMD and causing operating problems.
  • Page 12: What's In The Box

    1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 1-2. What’s in the Box? Check the content of the accessories. NC1500C projector Lens holder (NC-PH01) Exhaust outlet protective sheet x 1 Remote control (RD-371E) Exhaust outlet protective sheet fastening band x 4...
  • Page 13: Names Of The Projector Parts

    1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 1-3. Names of the Projector Parts 1-3-1. Front of the Projector 1. Air outlet Connects to an exhaust device to exhaust heat from the lamp. Please contact your dealer/distributor to install the exhaust device.
  • Page 14: Rear Of The Projector

    1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 1-3-2. Rear of the projector 1. Air inlet Air is taken in here to provide cooling of the projector. Do not cover the air inlet. 2. Level adjusters (in four positions on bottom) In the ordinary installation, you can adjust the projector inclination at 4 positions.
  • Page 15: Connection Terminals

    1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 1-3-3. Connection terminals SDI-A SDI-B DVI-A DVI-B GP I/O LAN-A LAN-B CINEMA SYSTEM REMOTE RS-232C PC CARD 1. HDSDI A input terminal (SDI-A) (BNC) Connect a Video Server of Video source to this terminal. Use a 75Ω coaxial cable. 2.
  • Page 16: Control Panel

    1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 1-3-4. Control panel STATUS 12 13 16 17 19 20 5 6 7 1. Remote control light reception unit This receives signals from the remote control. 2. BACKLIGHT switch Operate this switch to turn on/off the back light of the LCD screen and operation panel.
  • Page 17 1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 9. 1 to 8 buttons Press the 1 to 8 buttons while depressing the CTL (MACRO) button to select titles (input signals) assigned to each button. To this projector, 100 titles at most can be registered (input signal registration). Among the registered titles, any 8 titles can be assigned to the buttons <1>...
  • Page 18: Names On The Remote Control

    1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 1-4. Names on the Remote Control 1. POWER ON button Operate this button to turn on the power to your projector. Press it three seconds or longer. When turning on the power to your projector, first set the main power switch to the main unit to ON, which puts your projector on standby.
  • Page 19 1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts 11. SELECT buttons • Press the SELECT button when the menu is displayed, and a menu item can be selected. • Press the SELECT button when the menu is displayed, and a submenu will be displayed. •...
  • Page 20 1. What’s in the Box? and the Names of the Projector Parts Using the remote control cable Use the remote control cable when there are objects that interrupt or obstruct the space between the remote control reception unit on the projector and the remote control, or when you are using the remote control beyond its effective range. Note that the remote control cable is connected first to the remote control, then to the projector head.
  • Page 21: Installation And Connection

    Installation and Connection 2-1. Steps for setting up and connecting Use the following steps for setting up your projector: • Step 1 Setup the screen and projector. (Contact your dealer to carry out the setup.) • Step 2 Connect cables to the image input terminals. (See page 14) Connect cables to the various control terminals.
  • Page 22: Connecting The Image Input Terminals

    2. Installation and Connection 2-2. Connecting the image input terminals Your projector has four image input terminals, namely, the HDSDI A input terminal, the HDSDI B input terminal, the DVI-D A input terminal, and the DVI-D B input terminal. • HDSDI A/B input terminal (SDI A/SDI B) ------------ Inputs serial digital images from a Video Server or Video source. •...
  • Page 23: Connecting The Various Control Terminal

    2. Installation and Connection 2-3. Connecting the various control terminal For control, your projector comes with such ports as the PC control terminal and the Ethernet port (RJ-45). • PC control terminal (PC CONTROL) ----- Use this terminal when controlling the projector in serial connection from a PC. •...
  • Page 24: Projection Of Images (Basic Operation)

    Projection of Images (Basic Operation) 3-1. Steps of projecting images • Step 1 Turn on the power to the projector. (See page 17) • Step 2 Select the title of input signal. (See page 19) • Step 3 Adjust the position and size of the projected screen. (See page 20) •...
  • Page 25: Turning Your Projector On

    3. Projection of Images (Basic Operation) 3-2. Turning your projector on Preparation: Supply AC power to the projector head. Please contact your dealer/distributor to connect the power cord. NOTE • Turn off the main power switch to the projector head when supplying or cutting AC power to the projector. If power is supplied or cut while the main power switch is turned on, the projector will be damaged.
  • Page 26 3. Projection of Images (Basic Operation) Press the POWER button on the control panel of your projector three seconds or longer. Your projector is turn on, and the screen glows light about 30 seconds later. The POWER indicator of the projector lights up green.
  • Page 27: Selecting The Title Of Input Signal

    3. Projection of Images (Basic Operation) 3-3. Selecting the title of input signal This projector allows you to select pre-registered signals using the signal selection buttons on the control panel (up to 8 signals). Request your dealer/distributor for details on registering and changing titles. This section explains the steps for selecting registered signals.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Position And The Size Of Projected Screen

    3. Projection of Images (Basic Operation) 3-4. Adjusting the position and the size of projected screen 3-4-1. Displaying the test pattern Press the TEST button on the remote control. Alternatively, select the test pattern from the signal selection button. If you register the test patterns to the signal selection buttons (<1> to <8> buttons), select the test pattern according to “3-3.
  • Page 29 3. Projection of Images (Basic Operation) 3-4-3. Fine adjustment of the size of the projected screen (Zoom) Press the ZOOM +/- buttons while depressing the CTL (LENS) button on the control panel of your projector as required. • When controlling with the remote control, press the ZOOM +/- button while depressing the CTL (LENS) button. 3-4-4.
  • Page 30: Turning Your Projector Off

    3. Projection of Images (Basic Operation) 3-5. Turning your projector off Press the POWER button on the projector control panel for three seconds or longer. The power to the projector is turned off. The POWER indicator and rear STATUS indicator will blink in orange (cooling state).
  • Page 31: Using Menus

    Using Menus 4-1. Basic operation with adjustment menus To adjust the projector, display the menu on the LCD screen of the projector control panel. 4-1-1. Screen display The menu display screen is composed of a menu display field (the upper two lines) and a setting item display field (the bottom two lines).
  • Page 32: Operating Menus

    4. Using Menus When not displaying menus, the following screen is normally displayed. When in standby When the projector is in a standby state (the main power switch in on), the following is displayed. When power is turned on When the power is turned on, the following is displayed. ←...
  • Page 33 4. Using Menus Press the [MENU CTL] DOWN button. The submenu “Lamp” of “Information” is displayed. The menu item can be selected by pressing the ENTER button instead of the SELECT DOWN button To return to the previous state, press the [MENU CTL] UP button, or the CANCEL button. Press the [MENU CTL] LEFT/RIGHT button to select the submenu “Version.”...
  • Page 34: How To Enter Alphanumeric Characters

    4. Using Menus 4-1-3. How to enter alphanumeric characters Alphanumeric characters are entered for items, such as the title of input signal. With this projector, the characters are inputted by pressing numeric buttons on the remote control. Numeric buttons By pressing the numeric buttons, the characters can be inputted as shown in the table below. •...
  • Page 35: Table Of Adjustment Menus

    4. Using Menus 4-2. Table of adjustment menus Menus in parentheses are menus for our service personnel. Normally, these menus cannot be used. Reference Main menu Submenu Description page Title Select "Title Memory Name" Selects the title of the signal to be projected. TEST Pattern Selects the test pattern to be projected.
  • Page 36: Title Select

    4. Using Menus 4-3. Title Select 4-3-1. Title select (Title Memory) Selects the title of the signal to be projected. You can register up to 100 titles. You can also assign registered titles to the Macro keys of 1 to 8 on the projector’s control panel and call them up directly using those buttons.
  • Page 37: Configuration

    4. Using Menus 4-4. Configuration Please request your dealer/distributor to perform the settings. 4-4-1. Lamp Setup Adjust Adjusts the lamp output (brightness). Control the output at 10 W increments. ← Displays the lamp output (%) with regard to the setting. ←...
  • Page 38: Information

    4. Using Menus 4-6. Information Displays the hours of lamp bulb use, the version information and error codes. 4-6-1. Lamp Displays information relating to the lamp. (Such as lamp output and the information of lamp bulb.) Output Displays the lamp brightness (output) setting. ←...
  • Page 39: Error Code

    4. Using Menus 4-6-3. Usage Displays the hours of projector head, lamp, and lamp house usage, and warning display time of the lamp bulb. ← Selects the item to display. ← Displays the hours of use (H). Projector Displays the hours of projector head use. Bulb Displays the hours of use of the current lamp bulb (Lamp utilization time).
  • Page 40 4. Using Menus MMS (Built-in) Displays the version of the multi-media switcher (MMS) connected to the projector head. ← Selects the item to display. ← Displays the version information. BIOS Displays the BIOS version of the built-in multi-media switcher (MMS). Firmware Displays the firmware version of the built-in multi-media switcher (MMS).
  • Page 41: Maintenance Of Your Projector

    Maintenance of Your Projector NOTE Please request your dealer to perform lamp replacement, filter replacement and cleaning of the projector inside. 5-1. Cleaning the Cabinet Be sure to always check that the AC power supply of the projector head is disconnected before carrying out maintenance of your projector.
  • Page 42: Appendix

    Appendix 6-1. Troubleshooting Before asking for repair, please check your connection, settings and operation once again. If the trouble cannot be corrected, please contact your dealer/distributor for instructions or repair. 6-1-1. Problems and where to check Problem Check these items The projector cannot be turned on.
  • Page 43 6. Appendix Problem Check these items The projector cannot be operated Make sure the remote control transmission unit is facing the light reception unit on the projector. with the remote control. Check whether the batteries are still good. Replace with new batteries. Check whether there is any obstructing object between the remote control and the light reception unit on the projector.
  • Page 44: Indicator Display List

    6. Appendix 6-2. Indicator display list See the descriptions below when the blinking or lighting of the two indicators on the projector’s control panel and the rear STATUS indicator on the backside of the projector is observed. The projector also has a warning function that uses a buzzer. MMS STATUS indicator STATUS POWER indicator...
  • Page 45 6. Appendix 6-2-4. Rear STATUS indicator Indicator condition Projector condition Note Main power is off. Blinking light Green The projector is getting ready to turn on. Wait for a moment. The douser is closed. Orange The projector is cooling down. Wait for a moment.
  • Page 46: Error Code List

    6. Appendix 6-3. Error code list Please inquire your dealer/distributor about action to be taken for each error code. Description is omitted for error codes 20 to 92. Error code Error message Desctiption Lamp Door Open Lamp door is open. Lamp OverTemp Temperature (lamp temperature) is abnoramal.
  • Page 47 6. Appendix Error code Error message Desctiption PB FPGA Reg R/W Fail PB Serial-ID Chip Fail PB CLUT-SRAM Fail PB OvFS-SDRAM Fail PB Resizer FIR Fail PB Resizer FIFO Fail PB Other Fail FB Red RDRAM Signature Fail FB Green RDRAM Signature Fail FB Blue RDRAM Signature Fail Bulb OverTime Lamp bulb cumulative time is over.
  • Page 48: Operation Using An Http Browser

    (Example 1) When the host name of the projector has been set to “” is specified for the address or the entry column of the URL to access HTTP server functions. (Example 2) When the IP address of the projector is “”...
  • Page 49: Structure Of The Http Server

    6. Appendix 6-4-4. Structure of the HTTP server Power Controls the power to your projector. • On: Turns the power on. • Off: Turns the power off. Title List Displays titles set in the projector (such as input port, screen type, and title). Check, and the title will be changed.
  • Page 50: Outline Drawing

    6. Appendix 6-5. Outline Drawing Units: mm...
  • Page 51: Specifications

    IEC60950-1 CISPR. 22 (Note) Using any lamp other than NEC’s optional lamps will result in lower brightness compared to NEC optional lamps. If brightness is important to you, it is recommended that you use NEC’s optional lamps. NEC will post information on its homepage regarding installable lamps, other than NEC’s optional lamps. Note that NEC does not guarantee performance and reliability when lamps other than NEC’s optional lamps are installed.
  • Page 52: Caracteristiques Techniques

    NEC affichera sur sa page Internet les informations concernant les lampes, autres que les lampes optionnelles NEC, pouvant être installées. Veuillez noter que NEC ne garantit pas le bon fonctionnement et la fiabilité lorsque des lampes autres que les lampes optionnelles NEC sont installées.
  • Page 53: Technische Daten

    CISPR. 22 (Hinweis) Wenn Sie eine andere Lampe als die optionalen Lampen von NEC verwenden, wird im Vergleich zu den optionalen NEC-Lampen eine geringere Helligkeit erzielt. Wenn die Helligkeit für Sie ein wichtiger Faktor ist, ist es empfehlenswert, die optionalen Lampen von NEC zu verwenden.
  • Page 54: Pin Assignment And Functions Of Terminal

    Note 1: Do not use DTR and DSR signals when communicating. Note 2: Connector operations vary according to the PC control signal switch (CINEMA/SYSTEM). (When in SYSTEM, do not use RTS and CTS signals.) Internal Configuration Diagram of RS-232C Communication System Projector NC1500C PC Control Signal Switch CINEMA SYSTEM...
  • Page 55 Use Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX UTP (Unshielded Twist Pair cable) to connect with a video server or a PC. A switching hub exists inside, so there are no functional differences of either the LAN-A or LAN-B ports. Internal Configuration Diagram of LAN Port Projector NC1500C Cinema • Video Server...
  • Page 56 6. Appendix 6-7-4. External control connector (GP I/O) (D-Sub 37 pin) It is possible to control the projector with an external device and to control the external device from the projector using an external control connector (GP I/O: General Purpose I/O Ports). Each pin is electrically separated from the projector internal circuits by a photo-coupler.
  • Page 57 6. Appendix Input Connector GP I/O Connector Inside Projector Resist = 390 Ω Ext_GPIN_P Pin No.: Voltage applied across the pins of Ext_GPIN_P and Ext_GPIN_N should be in the range from 3.3 Vdc to 10 Vdc. Recommended Operating Current: 5mA Absolute Maximum Rating: 23mA Ext_GPIN_N...
  • Page 58 6. Appendix 6-7-5. SDI-A, SDI-B (HD-SDI input connector) (BNC) This is a signal input connector (SMPTE 292/HDSDI) for CINEMA. The SMPTE 292/HD-SDI transfers HDTV signals with 1.5 GHz digital serial signals, so use a 75 Ω coaxial cable having a thickness and characteristics higher than 5C-FB, and use a BNC for the connector.
  • Page 59: Related Products List

    Anamorphic turret NC-AT01 Lamp house module (excluding lamp) Lamp house module NC-15LH01 Film lamp installation adaptor kit Lamp Adaptor NC-15CL01 (for NC1500C) Lamp 3.0kW lamp NC-LP3001 Power cord kit Power Cord kit (Note) Wireless LAN card Wireless LAN Card NWL-100 Series...
  • Page 60 6. Appendix (MEMO)
  • Page 61 © NEC Viewtechnology. Ltd. 2006 Printed in Japan Ver.2 06/06...
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