Epson PowerLite Presenter User Manual
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  • Page 1 PowerLite Presenter ® User’s Guide...
  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Welcome Registration and Warranty Optional Accessories About This Manual PowerLite Presenter Parts and Controls Important Safety Instructions Unpacking and Setting Up Unpacking Choosing a Location Setting Up PowerLite Presenter Turning the Projector Off Playing DVDs Starting a DVD Adjusting the Picture Adjusting the Sound Controlling Playback Pausing...
  • Page 4 Listening with Headphones Connecting a Microphone Using PowerLite Presenter with Other Equipment Viewing Video from External Devices Connecting a USB Device Playing Projector Audio Through an External Audio System Connecting a Computer or Laptop Connecting to the USB Port Connecting to the PC Port Doing More with PowerLite Presenter Playing Music and Viewing Photos Playing Music CDs...
  • Page 5 Setting Video and Other Options Viewing Status Information and Resetting the Lamp Timer Caring for Your PowerLite Presenter Protecting PowerLite Presenter Cleaning the Lens Cleaning the Case Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter Replacing the Lamp Resetting the Lamp Timer Storing PowerLite Presenter Transporting PowerLite Presenter Problem Solving...
  • Page 6: Welcome

    Instead, Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States or Canada. See the brochure included with your projector for details.
  • Page 7: Optional Accessories

    V12H321005 1-Year Extended Exchange Warranty EPPEXPA1 2-Year Extended Exchange Warranty EPPEXPA2 You can purchase accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at (U.S. sales) or (Canadian sales).
  • Page 8: About This Manual

    You can download utilities and documentation, get FAQ’s and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions. ® If you need more help, you can use the EPSON PrivateLine Support service for the duration of your warranty period by calling (800) 637-7661.
  • Page 9: Powerlite Presenter Parts And Controls

    PowerLite Presenter Parts and Controls Front View A/V mute/ Lens cover slide Remote control receiver Lens cover Air filter/ Air intake vent Foot adjustment lever Security Adjustable slot foot Disc slot Handle Eject button Foot adjustment Lens Disc lever indicator light Adjustable Headphone jack...
  • Page 10: Top View

    Top View Lamp cover Focus image Zoom image Control panel Ambient light Power sensor Access Setup menu Access DVD status light (DVD settings) menu (chapter Play/Pause selection, etc.) Turn PowerLite Presenter on or off Select menu settings Lamp warning light Temperature warning light Return to...
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control Note: The remote control buttons can glow in the dark. Expose the remote control to light for several minutes before using it in the dark. Turn PowerLite Function/numerics Presenter Eject DVD toggle switch on or off Change aspect ratio Open menus/functions assigned by user Project from...
  • Page 12: Important Safety Instructions

    ■ The lamp is fragile and can easily break. If the lamp breaks, handle the projector with extreme care to avoid injury from broken glass, and contact Epson to replace the lamp. ■ Do not use the lamp after the lamp replacement period has elapsed, because the possibility of lamp breakage increases.
  • Page 13 ■ The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash. ■ The lamp in this projector is under high internal pressure and may make a loud noise if it breaks.
  • Page 14 ■ Don’t overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock. ■ Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: when the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed;...
  • Page 15 Avoid projecting a high-contrast still image for more than 15 minutes to prevent burn-in. If this happens, project a bright screen until the burn-in disappears (from 30 to 60 minutes). If you can’t eliminate the burn-in, contact Epson as described on page 68. ■...
  • Page 16: Unpacking And Setting Up

    Unpacking and Setting Up Follow these instructions to unpack your projector, choose a location, and set up your projector. Unpacking Make sure you have all the parts shown here: Remote control and 2 AA Batteries PowerLite Presenter Password Protected sticker VGA computer cable Power cord CD with User’s Guide and...
  • Page 17: Choosing A Location

    Choosing a Location You can use your PowerLite Presenter just about anywhere—in the classroom or conference room, on a tabletop, desktop, or cart. Your projector should be directly in front of the screen, facing straight ahead (at a 90-degree angle to the surface). If the image is too low, you can raise it by extending the feet and tilting the projector up.
  • Page 18 Standard aspect ratio (4:3) Image size (diagonal) Projection distance 40 in. 4.1 to 5 ft. (1.3 to 1.5 meters) 50 in. 5.2 to 6.2 ft. (1.6 to 1.9 meters) 60 in. 6.2 to 7.5 ft. (1.9 to 2.3 meters) 70 in. 7.3 to 8.8 ft.
  • Page 19: Setting Up Powerlite Presenter

    Setting Up PowerLite Presenter 1. If you have a screen, set it up following the instructions included with the screen. Make sure you read all the instructions to avoid damaging the screen. 2. Put the batteries in the remote control. Note: Use only AA-size alkaline or manganese dry batteries.
  • Page 20: Turning The Projector Off

    5. Open the lens cover, then connect the power cord and plug in the projector. The light turns orange. Once you’ve finished setting up the projector, do one of the following: ■ If you would like to play a DVD, see “Playing DVDs” on page 21. ■...
  • Page 21: Playing Dvds

    Playing DVDs Follow the instructions in this section to play a DVD and control playback. Starting a DVD Insert your DVD into the slot. Warning: Close the lens cover before inserting or ejecting a disc. When the picture appears, do not look into the lens, and do not allow children or pets to look into the lens.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Picture

    Adjusting the Picture After you set up and start the projector, you may need to make certain adjustments. ■ If the image is too low, you can extend the feet (by pressing the foot adjustment levers) and tilt the projector up. ■...
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Sound

    ■ Use the zoom ring to adjust the image size. ■ Rotate the focus ring to sharpen the picture. ■ To enlarge or reduce the aspect ratio of the picture, press the button on the remote control to select , or (if available for the video source you’re using).
  • Page 24: Controlling Playback

    To resume, press on the remote control or on the control panel. ■ To pause a movie and display the Epson logo, press on the remote control or control panel. To resume, press on the remote control or on the control panel.
  • Page 25: Searching (Fast Forward Or Reverse)

    Searching (Fast Forward or Reverse) ■ To move forward or backward through a video or music CD, press on the remote control. Each time you press the button, the search (or “shuttle”) speed increases. ■ To return to normal play, press Playing in Slow Motion You can play a video frame by frame or in slow motion (“jog control”).
  • Page 26: Using Dvd Menus

    Using DVD Menus Many DVDs display a top menu at startup and include submenus that let you select chapters. ■ To display a menu, press (press the button for about 3 seconds to display the top menu). ■ To select items in a menu, press , or .
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Color Mode

    Adjusting the Color Mode You can select a color mode to optimize picture quality based on the lighting conditions in the room. 1. Press . The currently selected color mode is displayed on the screen. 2. Press repeatedly until the desired color mode appears. After a few seconds, the color mode name disappears and the picture quality changes.
  • Page 28: Listening With Headphones

    Listening with Headphones Connect headphones as shown below: After you connect headphones, you no longer hear any sound from the built-in speakers. However, you can still adjust the volume to the headphones using the projector’s volume controls on the control panel or remote control. Warning: Make sure the volume is not set too high, especially when you first plug in the headphones.
  • Page 29: Connecting A Microphone

    Connecting a Microphone Connect a microphone as shown below: You can adjust the volume using the projector’s volume controls on the control panel or remote control. If the microphone level is too low, you can adjust it by pressing the button on the remote control or through the Option menu (see page 50).
  • Page 30: Using Powerlite Presenter With Other Equipment

    Using PowerLite Presenter with Other Equipment You can connect a variety of video, audio, and computer equipment to PowerLite Presenter to further enhance your viewing and listening experience. ■ Video equipment such as a VCR, DVR, cable or satellite TV receiver, game console, ®...
  • Page 31 HDMI Connection For connecting an HD cable or satellite TV receiver, HD DVR, Blu-ray DVD player, or HD camcorder. Composite Video Connection White Yellow Video Audio For connecting a VCR, or DVD player, cable or satellite TV receiver or DVR, game console, camcorder, iPod, digital camera, or other device with a video output port.
  • Page 32 Component Video Connection White Output Audio RCA stereo audio cable Component video cable For connecting a cable or satellite TV receiver, DVR, or game console. After you connect your equipment to the projector, follow these steps to begin: 1. Make sure all of the equipment is plugged into a power source. 2.
  • Page 33: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting a USB Device You can connect a USB device, such as a flash drive or memory card reader containing a memory card. You can view photos or play music files. The projector supports the following types of files on USB devices: ■...
  • Page 34: Playing Projector Audio Through An External Audio System

    Playing Projector Audio Through an External Audio System You can connect the projector to an amplifier, a 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound System, or a digital audio recorder. To output sound from the projector, the external equipment needs to have a digital coaxial (S/PDIF) audio input port. You will also need a digital coaxial cable, which may be provided with your external equipment, or may be purchased from an electronics store.
  • Page 35: Connecting A Computer Or Laptop

    7, Windows Vista , Windows XP, or Windows 2000 (SP4) computer to the projector’s Type B (square) USB port and project your computer’s display. Note: With Windows 7, you may need to visit Epson’s U.S. support website Canadian support website to download the latest USB Display driver.
  • Page 36 Messages appear as the projector is recognized and the software installation begins. 6. Follow the instructions on your computer screen to install the Epson USB Display software. If you see a “Digital Signature Warning,” select Continue. You will only need to install the software the first time you connect.
  • Page 37: Connecting To The Pc Port

    Connecting to the PC Port You will need a computer cable (D-sub 15-pin to D-sub 15-pin) and an RCA stereo audio cable (2-RCA to stereo mini-pin). You can purchase these cables from an electronics store. Caution: Before connecting, make sure all equipment is turned off. 1.
  • Page 38 7. Switch the display on the computer or laptop to display on the projector, or on both the projector and the computer screen. Usually you do this by pressing function keys to toggle through display choices; see your computer documentation for instructions. Note: If your laptop cannot play movies on both the laptop display and an external display, you may need to disable the laptop display to view movies on the projector.
  • Page 39: Doing More With Powerlite Presenter

    Doing More with PowerLite Presenter Follow the instructions in this section to play music and view photos on your projector, use advanced playback controls, and adjust various projector features. Playing Music and Viewing Photos You can play music CDs and discs with MP3, WMA, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and JPEG files. You can also play MP3 or WMA music files or view JPEG photos on USB devices.
  • Page 40: Playing Mp3/Wma Music

    Playing MP3/WMA Music You can play MP3 or WMA music files on CDs, DVDs, or USB devices. See page 69 for information on the types of discs that are supported. When you insert a disc or USB device that contains MP3 and/or WMA files, you see a list of files and/or folders: 1.
  • Page 41: Viewing Jpeg Photos

    Viewing JPEG Photos When you insert a disc or USB device that contains JPEG photo files, you see a list of files and/or folders. ■ Press to select a folder or file, then press to begin displaying the photos. ■ To rotate an image, press ■...
  • Page 42: Using Advanced Playback Controls

    Using Advanced Playback Controls Your projector provides advanced features for looping videos or music tracks and selecting titles, chapters, or tracks. On DVDs that include subtitles, multiple languages, or multiple camera angles, you can use the remote control for easy access to these features. Repeating a Chapter, Title, Track, or File You can select a chapter or title on a DVD to repeat continuously (or loop).
  • Page 43: Changing The Play Sequence (Program Play)

    Changing the Play Sequence (Program Play) You can create your own program for playing tracks on a music CD or chapters and titles on a DVD. 1. Press (make sure the toggle switch on the remote control is set to the position).
  • Page 44: Selecting Language, Subtitles, And Camera Angles

    Selecting Language, Subtitles, and Camera Angles Some DVDs allow you to display subtitles or select from several languages or camera angles. If these features are available, you can use the buttons on the remote control to select them. 1. Press the appropriate button on the remote control: ■...
  • Page 45: Customizing Powerlite Presenter

    Customizing PowerLite Presenter You can limit children’s access, adjust the sound, and customize other features of the projector. Many of these settings are available by pressing buttons on the remote control. Setup Visual Setup Locking DVDs You can lock up to 40 DVDs to prevent children from viewing them. When a disc is locked, you need to enter a password before you can play 1.
  • Page 46: Locking The Power Button On The Control Panel

    Locking the Power Button on the Control Panel You can lock the button on the control panel to prevent young children from accidentally turning on the projector and looking into the lens. (You can still turn on the projector using the remote control, so you may want to place it out of children’s reach.) You will also be able to turn on the projector by holding down the button on the control panel for at least 5...
  • Page 47: Locking The Projector

    Locking the Projector You can lock the projector with a password to prevent unauthorized people from using it. When the password lock is active, a password entry screen will display each time you turn the projector on after it has been unplugged.
  • Page 48: Saving Power

    Saving Power The power turns off automatically when a DVD is stopped for more than 30 minutes. You can select a time to turn off the projector while a DVD is playing, in case you fall asleep while watching. To select a sleep setting, press .
  • Page 49: Adjusting Picture Quality

    Adjusting Picture Quality You can use the Image page on the Visual Setup menu to adjust the brightness, contrast, color saturation, tint, sharpness, and other settings that affect image quality. Note: You cannot change Image page settings when the Color Mode is set to Auto.
  • Page 50: Adjusting Dolby Audio Settings

    ■ Default: Press and press to return all settings to their factory defaults (except for the Disc Lock password and lamp hours). ■ Password: See page 45 for instructions on setting a password for locking DVDs. ■ Disc Lock: See page 45 for instructions on setting a password for locking DVDs. 5.
  • Page 51: Signal Menu

    You can adjust the following items: ■ Mic Input Volume: Adjust this setting if the microphone level is too low or too high. ■ Closed Caption: Turn this setting on to display closed captioning for content that provides it. ■ User Button: You can assign one of the following four items to the User button: Closed Caption, Power Consumption, Info, Resolution.
  • Page 52: Viewing Status Information And Resetting The Lamp Timer

    Viewing Status Information and Resetting the Lamp Timer You can use the Info page on the Visual Setup menu to view the number of hours the lamp has been used, and to reset the timer after you install a new lamp. You can also view video signal information and error codes for any problems that occur.
  • Page 53: Caring For Your Powerlite Presenter

    The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If another part needs replacing, contact Epson or a qualified servicer (see page 68). Follow the instructions in this section to clean the lens and case, clean and replace the air filter, replace the lamp, and store or transport the projector.
  • Page 54: Cleaning The Case

    If you cannot clean the removable filter or it is broken, you need to replace it. You can purchase a new filter (part # V13H134A26) from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
  • Page 55 3. If you need to clean or replace the filter, lift up the handle, press up on the tab, and lift off the cover. 4. Remove the old filter and install the new filter. 5. Replace the cover. Caring for Your PowerLite Presenter...
  • Page 56: Replacing The Lamp

    Caution: If you continue to use the lamp after you see the replacement indicators, the lamp is more likely to break. You can purchase a new lamp (part # V13H010L55) from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online
  • Page 57 3. Loosen the lamp cover screw using the screwdriver that came with the replacement lamp. (The screw won’t come all the way out.) Then slide out the lamp cover and lift up to remove it. 4. Loosen the two silver screws holding the lamp in place. (You can’t remove these screws.) 5.
  • Page 58: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    6. Gently insert the new lamp and tighten its screws. Caution: Don’t touch the glass portion of the lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or gloves to handle the new lamp assembly.
  • Page 59: Storing Powerlite Presenter

    4. Press again. You see the following on the screen: 5. Select and press to reset the timer. The lamp usage timer displays (zero hours) until you’ve used the lamp for at least 10 hours. Storing PowerLite Presenter Follow these guidelines when storing the projector: ■...
  • Page 60: Transporting Powerlite Presenter

    Transporting PowerLite Presenter Note: Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation. Your projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to transport it, follow these guidelines to prevent damage: ■ When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning around the projector.
  • Page 61: Problem Solving

    Problem Solving This section explains how to interpret the projector’s status lights, solve problems, and contact technical support. What To Do When the Lights Flash The lights on top of the projector indicate its status and let you know when a problem occurs. If all lights are off, make sure the power cable is connected correctly.
  • Page 62 See page 58. If the lamp is broken, or the lights continue to flash after you turn the power back on, unplug the projector and contact Epson. See page 68. light is red and the warning light is flashing red.
  • Page 63: Solving Powerlite Presenter Operation Problems

    Make sure the power cord is securely attached at both ends. Try using a different power outlet. If the power cord has been damaged, turn off the projector, disconnect the power cord, and contact Epson. See page 68. ■ Make sure you pressed the...
  • Page 64: Solving Picture And Sound Problems

    ■ Some discs don’t support all of the remote control’s functions. ■ If you’re using a “universal” remote control, it might not work with the projector. Epson does not support any third-party remote controls. Solving Picture and Sound Problems The picture is blurry or out of focus.
  • Page 65 The picture looks too light or too dark. ■ Press the button on the remote control to select the best setting for your viewing environment. See page 27. ■ Adjust the settings. See page 49. Brightness Contrast ■ If the picture looks darker than it used to, you may need to replace the lamp. See page 56. The colors on the screen don’t look right.
  • Page 66: Problems With External Video Equipment

    There is a problem with the sound quality. ■ Try pressing the button on the remote control and adjusting the sound mode. (Make sure the toggle switch on the remote control is set to the position.) Func- ■ If you’re using external equipment, you may need to adjust the Audio settings in the setup menu (see page 50).
  • Page 67 ■ Press the button on the projector or the button on the remote control to select the external video source. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up. ■ If you’re using a PC notebook, hold down the Fn key on the keyboard and press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor.
  • Page 68: Where To Get Help

    Epson with your questions. Speak to a Support Representative To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free. This service is available for the duration of your warranty period.
  • Page 69: Specifications

    Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels 0.59 inch (15 mm) wide Lens F=1.58 to 1.72, f=16.9 to 20.28 mm Resolution (native format) 1280 × 800 pixels × 3, WXGA Light Output (brightness) White Light Output 2500 lumens (ISO 21118 standard) Color Light Output 2500 lumens Contrast ratio Up to 300:1 (native), up to 2000:1 (Auto Iris on)
  • Page 70: Projection Lamp

    Remote Control Range Approx. 19 feet (6 m) AA × 2 (Alkaline or Manganese dry cell) Battery Operating angle Horizontal: +/– 30° Vertical: +/– 15° Projection Lamp Type 200 W UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) E-TORL Part number ELPLP55/ V13H010L55 Lamp life Approx.
  • Page 71: Safety And Approvals

    Environmental Temperature Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) without condensation Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) without condensation Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Operating altitude Up to 7500 feet (2286 m) Safety and Approvals United States FCC Part 15B Class B UL60950-1 2nd Edition (cTUVus Mark)
  • Page 72 HDMI video Normal aspect 16:9 aspect Zoom aspect Signal Resolution mode mode mode VGA60 640 x 480 1066 x 800 1280 x 720 1280 x 800 SDTV (480i, 60Hz) 720 x 480 1066 x 800 1280 x 720 1280 x 800 SDTV (576i, 50Hz) 720 x 576 1066 x 800...
  • Page 73 Computer image Normal aspect 16:9 aspect Zoom aspect Signal Resolution mode mode mode WSXGA+60 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 1280 x 720 1280 x 800 MAC13” 640 x 480 1066 x 800 1280 x 720 1280 x 800 MAC16” 832 x 624 1066 x 800 1280 x 720...
  • Page 74: Language Codes

    Language Codes Abkhazian 6566 Gaelic; Scottish 7168 Magyar 7285 Sinhalese 8373 Gaelic Afar 6565 Gallegan 7176 Malayalam 7776 Slovensky 8373 Afrikaans 6570 Georgian 7565 Maltese 7784 Slovenian 8376 Amharic 6577 Gikuyu; Kikuyu 7573 Manx 7186 Somali 8379 Arabic 6582 Guarani 7178 Maori 7773...
  • Page 75: Index

    Blurry picture, 64 Brightness adjusting, 49 Electrical specifications, 70 lamp, 56, 69 Environmental specifications, 71 Buttons, 10, 11 EPSON accessories, 7, 68 PrivateLine Support, 68 Road Service, 6 technical support, 8, 68 Cable box, connecting, 30 to 32 Exhaust vent, 9...
  • Page 76 Game console, connecting, 30 to 32 Lamp General specifications, 69 brightness, 56, 69 light, 62 ordering, 7, 56 replacing, 56 to 58 specifications, 70 HDMI connection, 30 usage timer, resetting, 52, 58 to 59 Headphones, 28 Language, 44, 48, 74 Help, 8, 68 Laptop connection, 35 to 38 High altitude mode, 51, 62...
  • Page 77 Parental controls, 45 Registration, 6 Parts, identifying, 9 to 10 Remote control Pausing, 24 buttons, 11 Photos, displaying, 39 to 41 problems, 64 Picture specifications, 70 adjusting, 22, 27, 49 to 52 Repeating scenes or tracks, 42 problems, 63 to 65 Replacing lamp, 56 to 58 Positioning projector, 17 to 18 Resetting lamp timer, 52, 58 to 59...
  • Page 78 Technical support, 8, 68 Temperature, projector, 54, 62 Transporting projector, 60 TV video formats, 71 to 73 USB cable, projecting with, 35 USB devices, 33 VCR, connecting, 30 to 32 Ventilation, 18, 54, 62 Vents, 9 Video camera, connecting, 30 to 32 Video, compatible formats, 71 to 73 Volume, adjusting, 23 Warranty, 6...

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