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  • Page 1 Acer Projector P1223/D413D/EV-X34H/ X1223/D413/EV-X34 User's Manual...
  • Page 2 © 2012. All Rights Reserved. Original Issue: 03/2012 Acer Projector P1223/D413D/EV-X34H/X1223/D413/EV-X34 Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3: Before Cleaning

    Information for your safety and comfort Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Before cleaning • Turn the product off and unplug it from the wall outlet before cleaning. •...
  • Page 4 extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating. • Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too many devices.
  • Page 5 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: •...
  • Page 6 Do not stand the projector on its end vertically. The projector may fall over, causing injury or damage. • This product is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling-mounted installation. Only use an Acer ceiling mount kit and ensure it is securely installed. Protect your hearing To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
  • Page 7 For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: “Lamp(s) contain Mercury, Dispose Properly.”...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting the projected image Adjusting the height of the projected image Optimizing image size and distance Adjusting distance and zoom to optimize image size 14 User controls Installation menu Acer Empowering Technology Onscreen Display Menus Color Image Setting Management Audio...
  • Page 9 Using the stereoscopic player Using 3D glasses (optional) Watching 3D DVD content Appendices Troubleshooting LED and alarm definitions Replacing and cleaning the dust filter Replacing the lamp Ceiling mount installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 10: Introduction

    • DLP technology. • Native 1024 x 768 XGA resolution. • Acer ColorSafe II technology ensures consistent color rendition over time. • Smart detection delivers quick, intelligent source detection. • Versatile display modes (Bright, Presentation, Standard, Video, Education, Picture, Game, User) for optimum performance in any situation.
  • Page 11: Package Contents

    This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure your unit is complete. Contact your dealer immediately if anything is missing. Projector Power cord VGA cable P1223/D413D/EV-X34H X1223/D413/EV-X34 Remote control Batteries User’s Manual CD acer Projector...
  • Page 12: Projector Overview

    Projector overview Front / top Description Description Lamp cover Zoom lens Zoom ring Control panel Focus ring Ventilation (inlet) Ventilation Speaker Remote control receivers Rear 1 2 3 AUDIO IN MINI HDMI VGA1-IN RS-232 AUDIO OUT VIDEO VGA2-IN VGA-OUT Description Description Audio input connector Kensington lock port...
  • Page 13: Control Panel

    Control panel Icon Function Description SOURCE Changes the active source. KEYSTONE Adjusts the image to compensate for distortion caused by tilting the projector (± 40 degrees). RESYNC Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source. POWER Power indicator LED LAMP/ Lamp/Temp Indicator LED TEMP •...
  • Page 14: Remote Control Layout

    Remote control layout X1223/D413/EV-X34 P1223/D413D/EV-X34H Icon Function Description Remote Sends signals to the projector. control transmitter FREEZE Pauses the screen image. Refer to "Turning the projector on/off" on page 9. POWER ASPECT To choose the desired aspect ratio. RATIO ZOOM Zooms the projector display in or out.
  • Page 15 Changes the active source. RESYNC Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source. Empowering Launches Acer functions: eView, eTimer, ePower, e3D Management. Laser button Aim the remote at the viewing screen, press and hold this button to activate the laser pointer.
  • Page 16 USB cable. S-VIDEO Press S-VIDEO to change source to S-Video. This function is only available when a USB cable is not connected to a computer. Note: Buttons marked with * are not operational on this projector. P1223/D413D/EV-X34H X1223/D413/EV-X34...
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    Getting started Connecting the projector D-Sub D-Sub D-Sub D-Sub HDMI AUDIO IN MINI HDMI RS-232 VGA1-IN AUDIO OUT VIDEO VGA-OUT VGA2-IN HDMI HDMI S-Video output HDMI Video output Description Description Audio cable USB cable HDMI cable S-Video cable VGA cable Composite video cable RS-232 cable Power cord...
  • Page 18: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector. Note: * indicates an optional item. Turning the projector on/off Turning the projector on Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The power indicator LED will light blue.
  • Page 19: Turning The Projector Off

    Turning the projector off To turn the projector off, press the power button. This message appears: Please press the power button again to complete the shutdown process. Press the power button again. The shutdown process will vary depending on the Turn Off Mode setting. Please refer to "Management"...
  • Page 20 To raise/lower the image: Use the elevator foot raise/lower the image to the desired height. Elevator foot...
  • Page 21: Optimizing Image Size And Distance

    Optimizing image size and distance Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. Example: If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 68"...
  • Page 22 Desired Screen size Screen size distance (Min zoom) (Max zoom) <A> Diagonal W (cm) x From base to Diagonal W (cm) x From base to top (inches) H (cm) top of image (inches) H (cm) of image (cm) <B> <B> (cm) <C>...
  • Page 23: Adjusting Distance And Zoom To Optimize Image Size

    Adjusting distance and zoom to optimize image size Height From base to top of image 2.2 m Desired distance...
  • Page 24 The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. Example: To obtain an image size of 50" set the projector at a distance between 2 m and 2.2 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 25: User Controls

    The new settings will be saved automatically upon exiting the menu. Push the MENU button anytime to exit the menu and return to the Acer welcome screen.
  • Page 26: Acer Empowering Technology

    Press to launch the Acer eView Management submenu. Acer eView Management is for display mode "Onscreen Display selection. Please refer to Menus" on page 19 for more details. Acer eTimer Management...
  • Page 27 Acer e3D Management Press to launch Acer e3D Management. Acer e3D Management offers quick access "Onscreen to 3D functions. Please refer to Display Menus" on page 19 for more details.
  • Page 28: Onscreen Display Menus

    Onscreen Display Menus The projector has a multilingual OSD that allows you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. Using the OSD menus • To open the OSD menu, press MENU on the remote control. • When the OSD is displayed, use the keys to select any item in the main menu.
  • Page 29: Color

    Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of image. • Bright: For high brightness environments. • Presentation: Higher brightness for meetings and presentations. • Standard: For normal environments. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. •...
  • Page 30 Tint Adjusts the color balance of red and green. • Press to increase the amount of green in the image. • Press to increase the amount of red in the image. Dynamic Black Choose On to dim the projector lamp which will automatically detect the brightness level of the content and reduce lamp power consumption (up to 70 percent).
  • Page 31: Image

    Image P1223/D413D/EV-X34H X1223/D413/EV-X34 Projection • Front: The factory default setting. • Ceiling: When you select this function, the projector inverts the image for ceiling-mounted projection. • Rear: When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can project from behind a translucent screen.
  • Page 32 Sharpeness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. • Press to decrease the sharpness. • Press to increase the sharpness. H. Position • Press to move the image left. (horizontal • position) Press to to move the image right. V. Position (vertical •...
  • Page 33: Setting

    Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you change the setting, the changes will take effect when you exit the OSD menu. • Acer: The default Acer projector startup screen. • User: Use a customized picture from the screen capture function.
  • Page 34 0 and the aspect ratio is set to 4:3. For details, "Image" on page 22 refer to • Change the Startup Screen from the default setting (Acer) to User. • Press Screen Capture to customize the startup screen. •...
  • Page 35 Security Security This projector is equipped with a useful security function for the administrator to manage projector use. Press to change the Security setting. If the security function is enabled, your must enter the Administrator Password first before changing the security settings. •...
  • Page 36 Press MENU for more than four seconds when the Enter Password or Enter Administrator Password dialog box is currently displayed. • Write down the Unlock ID and contact with Acer service center. They will give you a new Administrator Password according to the Unlock ID. Lock User Startup Screen •...
  • Page 37: Management

    Management Choose On to dim the projector lamp which will lower power ECO Mode consumption, extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Choose Off to return normal mode. Choose On to turn on High Altitude mode. Operate the fans at full High Altitutde speed continuously to allow for proper cooling of the projector.
  • Page 38 • Mute Choose On to mute the volume. • Choose Off to restore the volume. Choose On to enable the 3D functions supported by TI DLP 3D technology. Choose this item when using DLP 3D glasses, a quad buffer (NVIDIA or ATI) graphics card and HQFS format file or DVD with corresponding SW player.
  • Page 39: Language

    Language Language Choose the language for your OSD menu. Use the key to select your preferred language. Press to confirm the selection.
  • Page 40: 3D Projection

    3D projection The Acer projector you have bought has integrated DLP 3D technology. Important: When you turn the 3D technology on, you will be shown a reminder that 3D is enabled. If you do not wish to view 3D content, you should turn it off, otherwise the image may not be projected at full brightness.
  • Page 41 Set 3D to On. Alternatively, press on your projector’s remote control to open Acer e3D Management. From the 3D options, select On. If you find that the 3D content is not displaying properly, try selecting 3D Sync Invert from the projector OSD or Acer e3D Management.
  • Page 42: Using The Stereoscopic Player

    Important: If you have an NVIDIA graphics card and the NVIDIA 3D Vision drivers installed, you may need to disable the Stereoscopic feature to use the DLP 3D technology. Using the stereoscopic player You need to have a stereoscopic player in order to view 3D content. The instructions below explain how to view 3D content using the stereoscopic player that is available at www.3dtv.at.
  • Page 43: Using 3D Glasses (Optional)

    Watching 3D DVD content If you have a DVD player that supports 3D playback, you can watch 3D DVD contant using your Acer 3D-enabled projector. Connect your DVD player to the projector using any of the available input formats. Press the MENU button on the projector remote control to open the OSD.
  • Page 44 If you find that the 3D content is not displaying properly, try selecting 3D Sync Invert from the projector OSD or Acer e3D Management.
  • Page 45: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience a problem with your Acer projector, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Image problems and solutions Problem Solution No image appears • Ensure the projector is properly connected as onscreen described in "Getting started"...
  • Page 46: Problems With The Projector

    Image is unstable • Adjust the Tracking to correct it. Refer to "Image" on or flickering page 22 for more information. • Change the display color depth settings on your computer. Image has vertical • Use Frequency to make an adjustment. Refer to flickering bar "Image"...
  • Page 47: Osd Messages

    Lamp burns out or makes a • When the lamp reaches the end of its popping sound useful life, it will burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If this happens, the projector will not turn on until the lamp module has been replaced.
  • Page 48: Led And Alarm Definitions

    LED and alarm definitions LED indicators Indicator Power LED Temp LED Lamp LED Blue Blue Power events Standby Normal turn on mode Flashing for 30 seconds after power on then steady blue Download mode Flashing Flashing Normal turn off mode Solid on for 1 Solid on for 1 second...
  • Page 49: Replacing And Cleaning The Dust Filter

    Replacing and cleaning the dust filter Turn the projector off then unplug the power cord. Pull the dust filter out (Illustration #1). Clean or replace the dust filter. To put the dust filter back, reverse the previous steps. (Illustration #1) Cleaning the dust filter Clean the dust filter after every 1000 hours of use.
  • Page 50: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the lamp The projector will detect the lamp life. You will be shown a warning message: Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested! When you see this message, change the lamp as soon as possible. Make sure the projector has cooled down for at least 45 minutes before changing the lamp.
  • Page 51: Ceiling Mount Installation

    Ceiling mount installation If you wish to install the projector using a ceiling mount, please refer to the steps below: Drill four holes into a solid, structurally sound part of the ceiling, and secure the mount base. Note: Screws are not included. Please obtain the appropriate screws for your type of ceiling.
  • Page 52 Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Screw Type B Smaller Washer Large Washer Projector Bracket Supports projector and allows - for adjustments Spacer - For heat dissipation Note: It is recommended that you keep a reasonable space between the bracket and the projector to allow for proper heat distribution.
  • Page 53 3 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Models Screw Type B Washer Type Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Large Small P1223/D413D/ EV-X34H/X1223/ D413/EV-X34 SCREW SPEC. M4 x 8 mm 193.6 mm 139.0 mm 210.6 mm...
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Specifications The specifications listed below are subject to change without notice. For final specs, please refer to Acer's published marketing specifications. Projection system ® Resolution Native: XGA (1024 x 768), Maximum: UXGA (1,600 x 1,200), 1080p (1920 x 1080) Computer compatibility...
  • Page 55 Standard package contents • Power cord • VGA cable • Remote control • Batteries (for remote control) • User's Manual CD • Quick Start Guide • Carrying case (optional) • Screw pack • Dust filter (optional) * Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 56: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility modes A. VGA analog VGA analog - PC signal Modes Resolution V. Frequency [Hz] H. Frequency [kHz] 640 x 480 31.47 640 x 480 37.86 640 x 480 37.50 640 x 480 43.27 640 x 480 119.51 61.60 SVGA 800 x 600 35.20 800 x 600...
  • Page 57 VGA analog - Extended wide timing Modes Resolution V. Frequency [Hz] H. Frequency [kHz] WXGA 1280 x 768 47.78 1280 x 768 60.29 1280 x 768 68.63 1280 x 720 44.80 1280 x 720 56.00 1280 x 720 64.00 1280 x 800 49.60 1280 x 800 62.00...
  • Page 58 800 x 600 48.08 800 x 600 46.88 800 x 600 53.67 800 x 600 119.85 77.20 1024 x 768 48.36 1024 x 768 56.48 1024 x 768 60.02 1024 x 768 68.67 1024 x 768 119.804 98.80 SXGA 1152 x 864 63.80 1152 x 864 67.50...
  • Page 59 HDMI - Video signal Modes Resolution V. Frequency [Hz] H. Frequency [kHz] 480i 720 x 480 59.94 (29.97) 27.00 480p 720 x 480 59.94 31.47 576i 720 x 576 50 (25) 27.00 576p 720 x 576 31.25 720p 1280 x 720 45.00 720p 1280 x 720...
  • Page 60: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices FCC notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 61: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Acer hereby declares that this projector series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 62: Declaration Of Conformity

    New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. RU Jan, e-mail:ru_jan@acer.com.tw And, Acer Italy s.r.l Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy Tel: +39-02-939-921, Fax: +39-02 9399-2913, www.acer.it...
  • Page 63 -. EN301 489-1 -. EN301 489-17 Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages -. EN300 328 -. EN301 893 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN). Year to begin affixing CE marking 2012. Feb. 10, 2012 _______________________________ RU Jan/Sr. Manager Date Regulation Center, Acer Inc.
  • Page 64 Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose CA 95110, U. S. A. Tel : 254-298-4000 Fax : 254-298-4147 www.acer.com Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...

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