Ease of use The projector’s keystone correction feature automatically corrects ™ image distortion, and EPSON’s unique Wall Shot function lets you project against blackboards and colored walls without loss of image color, regardless of ambient lighting. If space is limited, you can project against a surface less than two and one-half feet away.
Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the button on the projector or the remote control. See page 176 Help for details. support.epson.com Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to EPSON support. ® ® or iBook ® Support card. Keep the...
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(or the equivalent) when you need to send the projector to another location. If you are moving the projector by hand, use a carrying case (either an EPSON case or something similar, such as a laptop case). See page 14 for ordering information, and page 174 for transportation instructions.
■ Some older PowerBooks and Macintosh need the Macintosh desktop adapter set shown on page 55 (available from EPSON; see page 14.) Older iMac need a special adapter to provide a VGA output port; see your computer dealer. ® desktop models may ®...
Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following optional accessories: Product Replacement lamp and air filters Air filter replacement set ATA molded hardshell case ATA shipping case Ceiling mount Suspension adapter False ceiling plate Middle Throw Zoom Lens...
Displaying and Adjusting the Image hether you’re presenting from a computer or video equipment, you need to follow some basic steps to display your image on the screen. Follow the guidelines in this chapter for: Positioning the projector ■ ■ Turning the projector on and selecting the image source ■...
Positioning the Projector note You can mount the projector If you’re setting up the projector yourself and it isn’t already installed on the ceiling, or place it in the theater or conference room you’re using, you’ll probably want behind a translucent screen to place it on a table in front of the screen, as shown.
After positioning the projector, you may want to connect a Kensington MicroSaver device to the lock port on the projector’s left side. You can purchase this from EPSON; see “Optional Accessories” on page 14 Screen buttons on the Sync Displaying and Adjusting the Image ®...
Projecting the Image Make sure your projector and other equipment are set up as described in Chapter 3. Then follow the instructions below to start the projector and display an image. Turning on the Projector If you turn on any connected computer or video equipment before note starting the projector, this lets the projector automatically detect and To shut down the projector,...
4. Press the red P button on top of the projector—or press Power the P button on the remote control. Power (If this is your first time using the remote control, make sure the batteries are installed and the remote is turned on.) The Ppower light flashes green as the projector warms up, and an image begins to appear.
Selecting the Image Source note Selecting the image source lets you switch between images input from To focus and adjust the different pieces of equipment connected to the projector (such as a image, see page 24. If a computer or DVD player). projected image fails to appear, see page 21 for help.
Troubleshooting Display Problems Follow these guidelines if you’re having trouble displaying an image. You Can’t Project an Image If you see a blank screen or a blue screen with the try the following: Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described in ■...
■ If you’re using Macintosh OS X: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple menu, select 2. Make sure the 3.
If you’re using OS 8.6 to OS 9.x: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple menu, select Monitors Monitors and Sound. 2.
Adjusting the Image Once you see your image, you need to make certain adjustments: ■ ■ ■ ■ If you need to fine-tune the image and/or sound, see Chapter 4. Focusing and Zooming Your Image Use the focus ring on the projector to sharpen the image. Use the zoom ring on the projector to reduce or enlarge the image.
Adjusting the Height of Your Image If the image is too low on the screen, you can use the front adjustable foot to raise it. 1. Stand behind the projector. Press the blue foot release lever up and lift the front of the projector. 2.
Adjusting the Image Shape In most cases, you can maintain a square or rectangular image by placing the projector directly in front of the center of the screen with the base of the lens level with the bottom of the screen. Even if the projector is slightly tilted (within a range of 40°...
Using Keystone Correction To adjust your image when it is wider on one side, do the following: ■ Look at the shapes of the icons on the projector’s four buttons. Press the button whose icon is the mirror image of the shape of your screen image.
Correcting Computer Images If you’re connected to a computer and the image doesn’t look right, note press the You must be projecting an button on the projector’s control panel). This automatically resets the image for this button to have projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. any effect.
Shutting Down the Projector When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended procedure to shut it down. This extends the life of the lamp and protects the projector from possible overheating. 1. Turn off any equipment plugged into the projector. 2.
Using the Remote Control presentation. All of them can be accessed using the remote control, which lets you operate the projector from anywhere in the room—up to 30 feet away. You can use the remote control to adjust the picture and sound (page 35), or as a pointer or drawing tool to highlight your presentation (page 41).
Activating and Using the Remote Control The remote control has an Before using the remote, make sure batteries are installed as described on page 34, then push up on the note If a button is pressed longer Turn off the remote control before transporting or storing it; this than 60 seconds, the remote prevents the batteries from discharging if something presses against control stops operating to...
Using the Navigation Buttons The remote control has various buttons that let you navigate the projector’s help and menu systems; they also let you use the drawing tools to highlight your presentation. If you’ve connected a computer, the buttons can be used in place of your computer’s mouse, letting you walk about freely while controlling your presentation.
Replacing the Batteries If the projector stops responding to the remote control, check the following: ■ ■ caution If the buttons do not light up, replace the batteries as described below: When replacing batteries, 1. Turn the remote control over. take the following precautions: 2.
Controlling the Picture and Sound You can use the remote control to preview and select your picture sources, temporarily turn off the picture and sound, freeze the action, zoom in on the picture, display a picture-in-picture image, and adjust the volume. Switching Between Picture Sources If your projector is connected to more than one computer and/or video source, you can switch between the different sources:...
Previewing Picture Sources You can use the Preview function to help you select the image source. 1. Press note Movies are displayed as still images on the preview screen. note A red highlight surrounds the preview window for the currently selected source. You can use the pointer button on the remote control...
Adjusting the Image Shape Even if your projected image has no parallel sides, you can correct the problem with Quick Corner. Follow these steps: 1. Press the button on the remote control (or on the Menu projector’s control panel). 2. Select the menu and press Setting 3.
Turning Off the Picture and Sound You can use the the image and sound and darken your screen. (If you’ve connected a computer to the projector’s to the projector’s displaying.) This feature is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s attention without the distraction of a bright screen.
Zooming Your Image You can zoom in on a portion of the image using the on the remote control. 1. Press the button on the remote control. E-Zoom You see a crosshair indicating the center of the zoom-in area. 2. Use the pointer button to position the crosshair.
Displaying the P-in-P Image Make sure your main image source is displayed, then follow these steps to display and use the Picture-in-Picture window: 1. Press the 2. Use the 3. Once the window is located and sized the way you want it, press P in P button 4.
Highlighting Your Presentation You can display a pointer to call out something on the screen, or draw straight or curved lines to emphasize particular points. There are three preset pointer tools you can choose from, and each one can be customized for a different look.
Customizing the Pointer Tools You can customize the shape and size of each of the three pointer tools, select the color and width of the line made with each pointer, and set how fast you can move the pointer across the screen. 1.
Projecting Images Without a Screen Even if you don’t have a screen, you can project images onto surfaces like blackboards and colored walls without loss of image color. Your projector has a sensor that measures the conditions of the projection surface and automatically adjusts the colors and shading of your image.
Adjusting Color Corrections for a New Surface Adjust the correction values if you’re projecting on a new surface or in a new location. 1. Press the 2. Press the Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you’ve connected a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as described on page 56, you can use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse.
Use the pointer button to move the cursor on the screen. ■ ■ Press the button to left-click, or press it twice to Enter double-click; press the To drag-and drop, hold down the ■ second until it lights. Then use the object.
caution If you lose the remote 2. Use the control, you will not be able to enter the password. Keep the remote control in a safe 3. Select place at all times. 4. When you see a message asking if you want to change the 5.
Starting the Projector with a Password When Password Protect is enabled, you see this screen when you plug in the projector: Security Lock Release Security Lock Release Enter the password. Enter the password. [0-9]:Enter [0-9]:Enter 1. Press the button on the remote control to activate the numeric keypad.
Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment his chapter tells you how to connect the projector to a laptop or dekstop computer, or to video equipment, such as a VCR or DVD player. You can also connect the projector to a digital camera, video camera, external speakers, or an external monitor.
■ need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter, as shown on page 55 (available from EPSON; see page 14). ■ Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment To connect to the port (standard VGA cable Computer connection), see page 51.
Connecting to the Computer Port Follow these instructions: 1. You can connect to the Computer using the VGA computer cable that came with the projector ■ (the monitor port on your computer must be a mini D-sub 15-pin port) ■ using the optional BNC/VGA component video cable, if your computer provides video output through BNC connectors (see page 14).
3. If you’re using the optional BNC/VGA cable, connect the VGA 4. Optionally, you can connect an external monitor (see page 57), 5. When you’ve finished making any connections, see Chapter 1 for Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment connector to the projector’s Computer connectors into your computer’s monitor ports.
Connecting to the BNC Connectors 1. Obtain a commercially available standard BNC cable. 2. Plug the BNC connectors into the projector’s connectors as shown below. Depending on your R/Cr/Pr computer’s video card, you may have to connect to the projector’s connectors too.
Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment DFP; see page 14 for details about ordering a cable from EPSON). play sound through the projector (see page 65), or connect a USB cable to use the remote control as a mouse (see page 56).
If so, you’ll need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter to connect the VGA cable to your computer. This is available from EPSON (see page 13). 1. To use the adapter, remove its cover as shown and set its DIP switches according to the resolution you want to use, such as 16-inch mode.
Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter, you can use the projector’s remote control as a wireless mouse. This lets you control your computer and click through slideshow-style presentations, such as PowerPoint, from up to 30 feet away. The wireless mouse function is supported on systems with a USB port note running Windows XP, 98, 2000, or Me, or Macintosh OS 8.6 to...
Connecting an External Monitor If you want to monitor your presentation close-up (on a monitor placed beside the projector) as well as on the screen, you can connect an external monitor. To attach an external monitor, connect it to the projector’s port, as shown: External monitor Follow these guidelines to view images on the monitor:...
Connecting to Video Equipment You can connect up to four video sources to the projector at the same time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its available video-output connections: RCA connector (composite video) ■ S-video connector (4-pin mini-DIN) ■...
Connecting a Composite Video Source 1. Locate the RCA-style video cable provided with the projector. 2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your player and the yellow Video 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 65 for instructions on connecting an audio cable.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 65 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see Chapter 1 Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment equipment, or you can purchase one from EPSON; see page 13). and the connector on the projector: S-Video instructions on connecting an audio cable.
Connecting a Component Video Source 1. Locate a component video cable (one may be included with your video equipment). Look at the connectors at one end of the cable. If they are bayonet-style (BNC) connectors, continue on to the next step. If they are RCA-style connectors, you’ll need to attach commercially available BNC adapters to plug the cable into your projector.
Connecting an RGB Video Source Follow these instructions to connect the projector to a video player note that has an RGB video output port. Depending on the type of Be sure your video player is connector on your player, you’ll need to use the appropriate cable: not a component video source.
Connecting Using a BNC-style Cable 1. Locate a BNC-style video cable (one may be included with your video equipment). 2. Connect the cable between your player and the corresponding connectors on the projector. R/G/B 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 65 for instructions on connecting an audio cable.
Connecting to a Digital Camera You can connect your digital camera to the projector using the USB note cable specified for your camera. Then you can use your camera’s Use a cable less than 10 feet slideshow function or the projector’s CardPlayer feature (see page long, and connect the camera directly to the page 120) to present images on your camera.
Playing Sound Through the Projector You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system, or you can attach an external speaker system. (Attaching speakers to the projector instead of directly to the audio source lets you use the projector’s remote control to adjust the sound.) Connecting Audio Equipment to the Projector To play sound through the projector, follow these steps: 1.
Connecting External Speakers To connect speakers to the projector, follow these steps: 1. Obtain the appropriate cable to connect your speakers. 2. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the audio cable to the 3. Connect the other end(s) of the cable to your speaker system. You The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is output to the external speakers.
Presenting Through a Wireless Network his chapter tells you how to send pictures to the projector through a wireless network. Using EMP NS Connection, you can project images shown on your computer screen—including text and graphics—directly to your audience. Because images are displayed in real-time, any changes you make on your PC or laptop are automatically mirrored on the screen.
2. Press the Other brands may not be compatible. 3. Insert the EPSON 802.11b card with the blue label facing caution Be careful to insert the card correctly, and never force the card in; doing so may damage it.
Once the card is inserted, you see one of these screens, depending on the currently selected mode: Access Point mode 4. If you’ve already set up your computer and projector for the mode you want to use—Ad Hoc mode (also called computer-to-computer mode) or Access Point mode (also called infrastructure mode)—skip to “Projecting Wirelessly”...
Configuring the Projector 1. Switch the projector to EasyMP and insert the EPSON 802.11b Presenting Through a Wireless Network Ad Hoc mode (computer-to-computer mode) lets you connect just one computer to the projector at a time;...
2. To select , press the Config You see the following screen: Easy connect mode Make sure Easy connect mode If not, use the button on the remote control to highlight the checkbox next to Easy connect mode to select it. 3.
4. Make sure the projector has a unique name, so you can identify it note If you want to enter a blank space, use the space character that comes before the capital letter A. If you want to enter 5. To enable your computer to find the projector on the network, numbers, press the button on the remote control.
8. When done making these settings, highlight the top of the screen (you can either press the remote control or use the . Highlight the button again and press Enter to the main EasyMP Network Screen. Now you’re ready to set up your computer for wireless projecting. Go to “Configuring the Network Settings for Windows”...
3. Click the 4. Click the Presenting Through a Wireless Network You see a screen similar to this: button. Configure tab. You see a screen similar to this: Advanced Click here...
5. Check your wireless card or adapter’s device settings. (Depending on the type of card or adapter you’re using, some of the settings may be different than those listed here.) ■ Set the network type to Set the SSID to match the name you assigned to the ■...
2. Make sure Location is set to Select Automatic Select Configurations then select 3. Select note: If you don’t need the other 4. Under Port Configurations, select network ports, disable them by deselecting their check 5. Click boxes. If more than one network port is enabled, the 6.
AirPort base station settings as described in this section. Configuring the Projector 1. Switch the projector to EasyMP and insert the EPSON 802.11b card (see page 68). You see this screen: 2. To select...
3. Use the 4. Make sure the projector has a unique name, so you can identify it note If you want to enter a blank space, use the space character that comes before the capital letter A. If you want to enter numbers, press the button on the remote control.
5. To enable your computer to find the projector on the network, you need to enter the ESSID, which is the SSID identifier of your access point or the name of your AirPort network. (The name of your AirPort network may be different than that of your AirPort base station;...
10. If you want to set up WEP encryption on the projector for 11. When done making your settings, highlight the Now you’re ready to set up your computer for wireless projecting. Continue with “Configuring the Network Settings for Windows” on page 81, or go to “Setting Up Your Macintosh for Access Point Mode”...
3. For Key ID, highlight any of the options and press using 40 bit WEP encryption. (This option is not available for 128 bit WEP encryption.) 4. Highlight the Encryption key cursor turns green to indicate you are in input mode. Check with your network administrator for directions on entering a key for your network, and follow these general guidelines: For 128 bit WEP encryption with hexadecimal input, enter...
note On some Windows systems, you can right-click My Network Places Network Neighborhood on the desktop and select Properties 2. Right-click the 3. Click the Presenting Through a Wireless Network You see a screen similar to the this: Wireless Network Connection Properties You see a screen similar to this: button.
4. Click the tab. You see a screen like this: Advanced 5. Check your wireless card or adapter’s device settings. (Depending on the type of card or adapter you’re using, some of the settings may be different than those listed here.) Set the network type to ■...
8. Right-click the 9. Select Presenting Through a Wireless Network Wireless Network Connection select . You see this screen: Properties as shown above, then click the Internet Protocol button. Properties You see this screen: icon again and...
10. If your access point uses DHCP, select . Otherwise select automatically and enter the required information: ■ : Type in the IP address you want to assign to the IP address computer. It must be formatted like other addresses on the network;...
13. Verify that you’ve enabled your computer’s connection to the 14. When done making your settings, click Now you’re ready to connect to the projector. See “Projecting Wirelessly” on page 89. Checking the Gateway IP Address on Windows If you’re entering IP addresses manually and need to find out the note gateway IP address (the IP address of your access point), make sure the If you cannot identify the...
2. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection . Then click the Status Support The gateway’s IP address is listed as shown: Setting Up Your Macintosh for Access Point Mode Your AirPort software is automatically configured to allow your Macintosh to detect Access Point networks. Typically, you need only select your AirPort network name from the AirPort status menu on the Macintosh menu bar.
2. Make sure Location is set to Select note: Automatic If you don’t need the other Select network ports, disable them Configurations by deselecting their check boxes. If more than one network port is enabled, the projector software warns you to turn off AirPort when you first connect the projector.
9. Click the AirPort icon on the menu bar at the top of the Macintosh desktop. You see the AirPort status menu: 10. Check to make sure AirPort is turned on. 11. Select the name of your AirPort network. Projecting Wirelessly Once you’ve started EasyMP and set up your projector and computer in either Ad Hoc mode or Access Point mode, follow these steps to start NS Connection and project wirelessly.
Connection, this is the first screen you see.) If the connection is working properly, you see your projector listed. If you have additional EPSON projectors on the network, they are also listed, along with their status. The color of the status icon next to each projector’s name...
3. If you don’t see your projector, check the following: ■ Make sure your wireless signal is strong enough to establish a connection. If you have a Macintosh, check the AirPort icon on the Macintosh menu bar. For Windows, see the documentation for your access point or computer network card.
4. Once the name of your projector appears, select it and click note If you want your presentation encrypted, click and select Extension Use encrypted communication This step enhances security 5. If you set up the projector to prompt you for a keyword before but decreases the data transmission speed.
8. From the control bar, you can access these NS Connection features: Provides help for NS Connection. Lists projectors and specifies which ones are in use. Lets you access the projector’s menu system from an HTML browser window. See page 156 for more information.
Using the Control Bar Clicking one of the buttons on the control bar may cause a submenu to appear above the control bar. For example, clicking the displays the following submenu: If you are using more than one projector, you can use the drop-down menu to select the projector to which you want to make any of the following changes: ■...
Connecting in IP Connect Mode Even if your projector and computer are on a different subnet (Access Point mode only) or connecting over different routers, you can establish a connection manually using IP Connect Mode. 1. Start NS Connection on the computer to which you want to connect.
3. Select 4. Click note You can add up to 16 projectors to the list. If you add more, NS Connection begins to delete projectors 5. Enter the projector’s IP address and click from the list, starting with the first projector added. Presenting Through a Wireless Network and click Use IP connect mode...
The IP address appears in the Projector list and a icon displays: This icon indicates search is in progress This icon appears if the search fails to find the projector If the search fails to find a projector with the specified IP address, the searching icon turns into a question mark.
Switching Between Users To connect to the projector while another person is already using it (Access Point mode only), you follow the same basic steps as described in the previous section. 1. Start NS Connection. You see this screen: 2. Select the projector and click 3.
Removing the Wireless 802.11b Card Follow these steps to remove the card. 1. If you’re running NS Connection, click control bar. 2. Check the card indicator light to make sure it isn’t flashing or on. Then press the eject button. The button pops out. Indicator light Eject button 3.
Presenting from a Memory Card or Digital Camera memory card or a digital camera connected to the projector with a USB cable. You can play movies, display graphics, or play a scenario, a format that lets you create your own slideshow using PowerPoint files, JPG image files, and BMP graphics files.
Creating a Scenario A scenario is a combination of images, movies, and/or audio files that note you can present from a memory card. The easiest way to create a Before starting, make sure scenario is to drag and drop a PowerPoint file on the you’ve installed EMP SlideMaker2 SlideMaker as described in...
4. When you see a message that the slideshow is complete, left mouse-click or press Enter shown below. The scenario is made up of individual cells for each of the PowerPoint slides. 5. At this point, you can insert additional images or create transition effects between slides.
File window Thumbnail window Presenting from a Memory Card or Digital Camera icon on your computer’s desktop (or click Programs > EPSON Projector Start menu). You see the EMP SlideMaker screen: EMP SlideMaker2 Programs > from the EMP SlideMaker2...
2. Choose from the File menu. You see the scenario Properties dialog box: 3. Type a name for your scenario that’s easy to remember, using up to eight capital letters and numbers. Then select from the following options: ■ The default location for the scenario file and folder is in the \Program Files\EMP SlideMaker2 choose a new location.
Building a Scenario from Different Files You can build your scenario from any of the following file types, either note You can also use the alone or in combination with other file types: instructions in this section to ■ add files to an existing scenario.
3. Drag and drop the files you want to use from either the file window or thumbnail window into the scenario window. (You can also double-click a thumbnail to add the file to the scenario.) To include a whole PowerPoint file (instead of individual slides), drag the PowerPoint icon itself into the scenario window.
6. When you’re done, click the Setting Up Transitions EMP SlideMaker lets you set your slides to advance manually or automatically after a specified period of time. You can also choose from a variety of transition effects between slides. 1. Click the cell or cells you want to set up in the scenario window. 2.
3. Click . You see this dialog box: Cell Properties Click to change slides manually 4. Choose how you want to advance to the next cell. ■ If you want to change slides manually using the remote control, select On mouse click. ■...
Checking Your Scenario You can play your scenario before you transfer it to a memory card to make sure it looks and sounds the way you want it to. 1. Start EMP SlideMaker. 2. Use the navigation tools in the folders window to locate the 3.
Transferring Your Scenario to a Memory Card Once your scenario is saved, you can transfer it to a memory card. You can use any of the following standard Type II cards. Most require a PC card adapter to allow insertion into the projector (check with your computer dealer for availability).
5. Do one of the following: Scenarios on the card note 6. To set a scenario to run automatically, select it from the list on the If more than one scenario is set to run automatically, they will play in the order listed on this screen.
Inserting the Memory Card in the Projector When done transferring your scenario to the memory card, follow these steps to insert it in the projector: 1. If necessary, insert the card into a PC card adapter. (ATA flash cards don’t require an adapter.) 2.
Removing the Card When you’re done using the projector and want to remove the note memory card, follow these steps. Make sure a scenario is not playing If you are using CardPlayer, and the card is not in use (the indicator light above the card slot is off) highlight the button EJECT...
Presenting Scenarios Before you begin, insert the memory card as described on page 113. Follow these steps to present a scenario that you’ve saved to a memory card: 1. Turn on the projector, if it’s not already on. ■ If your scenario is set to autorun, it will start as soon as the projector warms up.
5. When you’re done with your presentation, use the Controlling Your Presentation While your presentation is running, use the remote control as follows: note ■ Even if your scenario is set to change slides automatically, ■ you can still change slides manually as described here.
2. From the drop-down menu, select thumbnail images of the slides in your scenario: 3. To move a slide, select the slide you want to move and press . From the drop-down menu, select Enter line (or “I-beam”) appears beside the slide. Use the button to move the I-beam where you want to insert the slide.
Creating a Slideshow on the Fly If you have a folder on your memory card containing an assortment of images, you can display them as a slideshow. Your options for arranging the slideshow are more limited than when you create a scenario—for example, you won’t be able to include PowerPoint slides, just JPG images and bitmaps, and you won’t have much control over the order in which they’re displayed.
Changing Timing and Other Settings For each folder on the memory card, you can set the display timing for your slides and change several other display settings. 1. Select the folder whose settings you want to change and press Enter 2.
4. When you’re finished changing the settings, highlight Presenting Image Files on Your Digital Camera This section explains how to project individual image files on your note digital camera using EasyMP and a USB cable connection. Most digital cameras also have the ability to play Before you begin, make sure that there is no memory card in the internal slideshows.
5. Select on the drop-down menu. When the folder Open Folder opens, you see another folder with your manufacturer’s name. 6. Position the cursor on the folder and press Open Folder You see your image files when the folder opens. 7.
Presenting from a Memory Card or Digital Camera...
Using the Projector’s Menus ou can use the projector’s on-screen menus to adjust the image, sound, and other features. This chapter covers the following information: ■ Using the menu system Adjusting the image quality ■ Adjusting the image size, shape, and position ■...
Using the Menu System You can use the remote control (or the projector’s control panel) to access the menus and change settings. Follow these steps: 1. To display the menu screen, press the note You can also use the buttons on the projector to access the menu system: Menu...
4. After highlighting the option you want to adjust, use the pointer button to change the setting. In some cases, you may have to press the button to see a sub-screen for changing Enter the setting. Press the left or right side of the ■...
Adjusting the Image Quality You can use the Video menu to adjust the brightness, sharpness, color, tint, and contrast. If you’re projecting from a computer (but not through the (see page 127). Adjusting Images from Video Sources 1. Press the 2.
■ Color Adjusts the color intensity, from black-and-white to full color (not available for RGB video images). ■ Tint Adjusts the tint of the image (not available for RGB video images). ■ Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. Adjusting Computer Images You can also adjust brightness, contrast, and sharpness when you’re projecting a computer image.
Using the Projector’s Menus ■ Sync Adjust this value if the image appears blurry or flickers. ■ Brightness Lightens or darkens the overall image. ■ Contrast Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. Select to let the projector adjust the contrast automatically, or Auto select to adjust the setting yourself.
Adjusting the Image Size, Shape, and Position Whether you’re projecting from a computer or video player, you can use these settings to adjust the size, shape, and position of the image. ■ Resize button Adjusts how an image fits into the display area. For computer images, resizing is normally unnecessary, since the projector automatically resizes the image to make the best use of the display area.
Adjusting the Color The projector provides several ways for you to adjust the color: ■ ■ ■ ■ Using the Projector’s Menus (also in the Video menu) Color Mode button Lets you quickly adjust the color and brightness for various environments.
Adjusting the Sound You can use the Audio menu to adjust the sound volume or treble/bass balance. 1. Press the button on the remote control, then enter the Menu menu. Audio You see the Audio menu screen: Video Video Computer/DVI Audio Input : Computer/DVI Audio Input : Audio Audio...
Creating Your Own Startup Screen You can transfer any image from your computer or video source to the projector, and then use it as your startup screen. You can also use it as the screen to be displayed when the projector is not receiving a signal or when you press the company logo, slogan, photograph, or any other image you want to use.
4. When you see the message and press Enter 5. Use the arrow buttons to select a zoom rate (display size), and then press Enter 6. When the message Save image as user’s logo? and press Enter Saving the logo may take a few moments. Do not use your projector or video source (computer, DVD player, etc.) while the logo is being saved.
Choosing When to Display the Image After your image is saved, you can set it up as the startup screen, or the screen you see when there’s no signal or when you press the button (see page 38). 1. Press the 2.
Controlling Multiple Projectors If you’re using more than one projector for your presentation, you can use the projector’s ID system to switch between them using a single remote control. To do this, you need to set a different ID for each projector.
Changing the Remote Control ID To change the remote control’s ID to match that of a projector, follow these steps: 1. Press the 2. Press one of the numbered buttons on the remote control to select 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 each time you want to switch projectors. To check the remote control’s current ID, do the following: 1.
Customizing Projector Features You can use the menu system to change the video signal input at certain ports, turn sleep mode on or off, adjust the network settings, change the language, and customize several other features. Image Setup Options Use these settings to change how the projector processes incoming video signals.
■ ■ note When Standby Mode is set Remote Monitoring Setup Options , the Network ON These options let you set up the projector so it can be monitored and exhaust fan continues to controlled from a remote computer (see Chapter 7). operate after the projector has cooled down.
Miscellaneous Setup Options ■ (in the Setting menu) No-Signal Msg. Selects a screen color or image to display when the projector is not receiving a signal. The logo setting displays an image that you previously transferred to the projector (see page 132). ■...
HP OpenView. Check with your dealer or ■ EPSON for availability (see page 191). If you’re using a network You can also use NS Connection to register up to 16 projectors as a management utility running group.
IP address. You supported PCMCIA LAN can connect and configure the projector wirelessly, as described in cards, contact EPSON as Chapter 4, or you can connect using a PCMCIA LAN card. described on page 191.
■ To enter numbers using the remote control, press the button until it lights, then use the number keypad shown below. Num button ■ To change the network addresses from the projector’s control panel, press the right and left arrow buttons to select the part of the address you want to enter, then use the up and down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numeric value.
Opening and Closing EMP Monitor To start EMP Monitor, click EPSON Projector > EMP Monitor If you’ve added the program to the Startup programs folder (see page 151), then it may already be open. If so, click the icon in the...
Auto detect network. Or click Manual registration name and network address. All Programs > EPSON Projector Click here and enter the projector’s note If Auto detect fails to find the projector, your projector...
4. Select each projector you want to add by clicking its name, then note To delete a projector from the list, highlight the projector name, and click Delete 5. Click Managing Projectors Any projectors found on the network are listed as shown below: clicking the button.
You see the status of each of your registered projectors on the main EMP Monitor screen: Monitoring Your Projectors The EMP Monitor screen lets you monitor your projectors using the Status, Video Source, and Error icons shown below. These let you see which projectors are currently being used, from which source (or port) they are projecting an image, and if a problem occurs.
The following table explains the meaning of the status icons: Status icons The following table explains the meaning of the video source icons: Video source icons Managing Projectors (green) Projecting; no problems (dark) Turned off; no problems (green) Projecting; problems detected (dark) Turned off;...
The following table explains the meaning of the error icons (see Chapter 9 for recommended solutions to problems): Error icons Lamp replacement notification (the lamp is nearing the end of its life; see page 170) High-speed cooling in progress (the projector is getting too hot but continues to operate) Overheating (projection turned off automatically) Lamp out or lamp cover open...
The following table explains the functions of the control buttons: Control buttons Managing Projectors Turns the projector on Turns the projector off Changes the video signal to the Computer port Changes the video signal to the BNC ports Changes the video signal to the S-Video port Changes the video signal to the Video port Changes the video signal to the DVI port Switches the display to EasyMP...
Configuring the Monitoring Interval If you need to have the most current status information about your projectors, click the button in the EMP Monitor screen. Refresh You can also select how often EMP Monitor checks the projector status: 1. From the Tool menu, select You see this screen.
3. Select Managing Projectors Insert the EPSON 802.11b wireless card and set up your ■ projector to work in Access Point mode, as described on page 77. ■ Insert your LAN card and configure your projector for a wired network, as described on page 142.
4. Wireless network only: On the Network Screen, select the button next to the Access point mode box. Press Advanced on the remote control. Enter 5. When you see the screen below, select Select Mail Select Advanced and press Mail Enter Managing Projectors note...
note To enter numbers with the remote control, press the button. When the button lights up, the numeric keypad is active. Press the button again 6. For Mail Notification Settings, select to exit numeric keypad mode. 7. Highlight the note Use the button on the remote control to enter...
Messages If a projector experiences a problem, it sends an e-mail message to each of the addresses you provided using EMP NetworkManager. The message includes the heading “EPSON Projector” in the subject line. The body of the message contains: ■...
Advanced 1 menu should be set to monitor projectors in standby mode.) ■ Make sure the EPSON 802.11b wireless card is inserted in the projector’s card slot and the projector is configured for Access Point mode, as described on page 77.
3. If you’re connected over a wired network, the projector’s web screen opens in the browser window, as shown below. If you’re connected over an 802.11b wireless network, start NS Connection and connect to the projector you want to monitor. Then click on the control bar that appears on the screen.
Using Projector Groups You can register projectors as a group if you want to provide quick and easy access to other computers. You can also export or import group Use a static IP address when information as a file to another computer. Projectors must be configuring a projector for connected to the network in Access Point mode, and must be on the the network if you plan to...
3. Click the button. You see this screen: Advanced 4. Enter a name for the group in the Connection Group box. Then enter the IP address of the projector you want to register in the IP address box: note You cannot use the addresses 0.0.0.0 or 255.255.255.255.
5. Click 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each projector you want to add to the note To remove a projector from the group, select it from the 7. Click projector list and click Delete 8. Click 9. Click Managing Projectors .
Connecting to a Projector in a Group Follow these steps to connect to a projector in a group: 1. Start NS Connection. Then click the EMP NS Connection screen. You see this screen: Select these two boxes 2. Select Use IP connect mode 3.
If this says IP connect mode, skip step 4. 4. Click Select the projector Then click Connect 5. Select the projector you want to connect to and click Managing Projectors You see this screen: . (If the upper left button on the screen says IP connection rather than IP connect mode...
6. If you want, repeat step 5 to connect to additional projectors. The computer’s image appears on the projector screen. Exporting a Projector Group You can export group information as a file to another computer on the wireless network. This is useful, for example, if you want to share group access with multiple users.
2. Select note If you haven’t created any groups, the button Export will be grayed out. You must create at least one group 3. Click before the button is Export active. 4. Highlight the file name ( To connect to the projector from the new computer, follow the steps beginning on page 161.
Importing a Projector Group You can also import group information as a file to another computer on the wireless network. 1. Start NS Connection. Then click the EMP NS Connection screen. You see this screen: Select these two boxes 2. Select Use IP connect mode button.
4. On the next screen, select the file you want to import and click To connect to the projector from the new computer, follow the steps beginning on page 161. Managing Projectors Open The names of all of the groups in the file are added to the Connection Group list on the Advanced screen.
Maintaining the Projector regular basis is keep the lens clean. Any dirt or smears on the lens may show up on your projected image. You also need to periodically clean the air filters at the side and base of warning the projector.
Cleaning the Lens Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. ■ ■ Cleaning the Projector Case Before you clean the case, first turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. ■ ■ ■ Maintaining the Projector Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
Follow these steps: 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. 2. To clean the intake vents, EPSON recommends using a small vacuum cleaner designed for computers and other office equipment. If you don’t have one, gently clean the vents with a soft brush (such as an artist’s paintbrush).
V13H134A01. ■ To check how long the lamp Contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 in the United has been in use, see States for a replacement lamp. Request part number V13H010L22. In page 173.
4. Turn the projector over and remove the air filters at the side and bottom of the projector. Slide the filter up here . . . 5. Insert the two new air filters. They should click into place. 6. Insert the screwdriver supplied with the spare lamp, or another flat-tipped screwdriver, into the space beside the air vent.
7. Loosen the two screws holding the lamp in place (you don’t need 8. Grasp the wire handle as shown and pull the lamp straight out. 9. Gently insert the new lamp. 10. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws and replace the 11.
Resetting the Lamp Timer After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer using the projector’s menu. 1. Press the button on the remote control (or on the Menu projector’s control panel). You see the main menu. 2.
When transporting the projector a long distance, first place it in a hard-shell shipping case, and then pack it in a firm box, placing cushioning around the case. (An optional ATA molded hard shell case is available from EPSON; see page 14.)
Solving Problems his chapter helps you solve problems with your projector, and tells you how to contact technical support for problems you can’t solve yourself. This chapter explains the following: ■ Using the projector’s on-screen help system What to do when the projector’s status lights flash ■...
Using On-Screen Help If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can get help by pressing the blue on the remote control. The following choices are available: ■ ■ ■ Follow these steps to get help: 1.
There is a problem with the fan or temperature sensor. Stop using the projector, disconnect the power cable, and contact EPSON or your dealer. Temperature light Lamp light...
170. If this does not resolve the problem, contact EPSON as described on page 191. flashing red Power is cut off because of an internal problem. Remove the power cord and contact EPSON for help, as described on page 191. Solving Problems...
Viewing Lamp Usage and Other Information Use the About menu to view information about the display settings of your computer and the number of hours the lamp has been used. 1. Press the button, then highlight the Menu Enter You see the lamp usage hours and various input signal settings on the right: The life span of the lamp is about 2000 hours if the setting in the Advanced 2 menu is set to...
Solving Problems with the Image or Sound No image appears on the screen. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ You’ve connected a computer and see a blue screen with the message ■ ■ ■ Solving Problems Check that the P power light is green, not flashing, and the lens cap is off.
If you’re using a PC laptop: ■ Hold down the key on the keyboard and press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as , or it may be labelled seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it.
The message ■ ■ Only part of the computer image is displayed. ■ ■ ■ ■ Solving Problems is displayed. Not Supported Make sure the correct Input Signal menu (see page 137). Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA (1600 ×...
The image isn’t square, but keystone-shaped. ■ If the top or bottom of the image is broader, press the button on the projector until the image is square. Sync - If the projector is angled toward the screen from the left or right, ■...
■ You see vertical bands, or the image still looks blurry after trying the solutions in the previous section. ■ ■ Solving Problems Adjust the setting on the Video menu (see Sharpness Chapter 6). When you change video settings, you should be able to see the effect on the screen immediately.
3. Adjust the setting to increase the sharpness of the Sync image. The colors of the image are not right. ■ If you’re displaying a computer image, use the option in the projector’s Video menu to adjust the color. If you’re displaying video, adjust the settings on the Video menu.
Administrator. Try restarting your computer. Make sure you’ve installed the EPSON 802.11b card correctly in the projector; see page 68 for instructions. If you have to reinstall the card, restart NS Connection or the program will not be able to detect the projector.
If you’ve changed any settings for your projector or network, or ■ you’ve restarted your computer, allow a minute or two for the connection to appear. If you’re using AirPort, you may have to turn AirPort off and then on again. Make sure that you’re trying to connect to the right network.
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ An image displayed with EasyMP appears distorted. Because of their resolution, some JPEG images cannot be displayed correctly. Some JPEG files from digital cameras cannot be previewed. Files with a high compression ratio may appear blurry. In EMP SlideMaker, PowerPoint files don’t appear in the file window.
In EMP SlideMaker, your PowerPoint files don’t display thumbnails and can’t be pasted into scenarios. If you use PowerPoint 97, make sure the MS Office JPEG converter has been installed. Run the Office 97 installer, display the Converts option, and install the JPEG filter. Also, make sure and Filters PowerPoint is installed on the computer you’re using to build the scenario.
Solving Problems with the Remote Control The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Solving Problems If you’re using the remote control for the first time, be sure to push up on the switch, as shown on page 19. ON/OFF The remote control’s batteries may not be installed correctly or may be low on power.
24 hours a day, as listed in the following table. Service Access World Wide Web From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s product support page at http://support.epson.com. After selecting your product, you can access troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive technical advice through e-mail.
Software Installation use the projector’s EasyMP features—for presenting over a wireless network, transferring PowerPoint presentations to a memory card, note: and monitoring the projector from a remote location. You can present over a wireless network from a Macintosh running OS X, but you can only monitor the Windows System Requirements projector from a remote...
Macintosh System Requirements Before you install the software, make sure your Macintosh meets the following requirements for projecting wirelessly: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Software Installation Macintosh OS X 10.2.4 or later AirPort(802.11b) or AirPort Extreme (802.11g) wireless network interface ®...
Installing the Software on a Windows System Depending on your needs, you may not need to install all the components. For example, you may just want to install EMP NS Connection on your laptop (to project wirelessly) and then install EMP Monitor on another system (to remotely monitor the projector).
Software Installation option to install EMP NS Connection button. Follow the on-screen instructions. When you see a message that the EPSON GDI Monitor Driver has not passed Windows Logo testing, click and install it the same way. EMP SlideMaker2 option for and install it the same way.
3. Click . You see the software license agreement. Continue 4. Click , then click Continue 5. Select the destination drive, then click Continue. You see the following installation window: 6. Click . When installation is complete, close the installation Install window.
Projector Installation his appendix provides guidelines on installing the projector in a permanent location, such as a theater or conference room. Installation Guidelines The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front projection, ceiling mounting, rear projection onto a semi-transparent screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown: Front projection Rear projection...
If you’re mounting the projector on the ceiling and you place it above screen level, you’ll have to tilt it down to position the image on-screen. This causes the image to lose its square shape. You can then correct the distortion by using the function in the projector’s Keystone menu system (see page 129) or by using the...
Technical Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels Diagonal: 1.0 inch (25.4 mm) Lens F=1.7 to 2.3, f=28 to 37 mm Resolution (native format) 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Color reproduction 24 bit, 16.8 million colors Brightness 3500 lumens (ANSI)* Contrast ratio...
Projection Lamp Type Power consumption Lamp life Part number Remote Control Range Batteries (2) Mouse Compatibility Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight Electrical Rated frequency Power supply Power consumption Technical Specifications UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) 250 W Approx. 2000 hours (high brightness mode) Approx.
Environmental Temperature Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) Storage: 14 to 140 °F (-10 to 60 °C) Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing Safety United States FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC) UL1950 Rev.
Compatible Video Formats The projector supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM international video standards, as well as the monitor display formats listed below. To project images output from a computer, the computer’s video card must be set at a refresh rate (vertical frequency) that’s compatible with the projector;...
Notices his appendix includes safety instructions and other important information about your EPSON PowerLite projector. Important Safety Instructions Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector: ■ Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Notices Never push objects of any kind through the cabinet slots. Never spill liquid of any kind into the projector. Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself.
Remote Control Information You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared (IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not respond to remote control commands under the following conditions: ■ There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR receiver on the projector.
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Trade Name: Type of Product: Projector Model: Marketing Name: PowerLite 7850p Notices EPSON AMERICA, INC. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806-2469...
FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or of a part, the item replaced becomes EPSON property. The exchanged product or part may be new or previously repaired to the EPSON standard of quality. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
To locate the Authorized EPSON Servicer nearest you, call the EPSON Connection at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and (905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012. Notices...
Index A/V Mute, 38, 134, 180 About menu, 173, 179 Access Point mode, 77 to 89, 95 to 98 Access point, checking IP address of, 86 to 87 Accessories, 14, 191 Ad Hoc mode, 70 to 76 Adapter, Macintosh, 14, 55 Air filter cleaning, 169 to 170 ordering, 14...
163 to 164 importing, 165 to 166 HDTV images, video formats, 205 Height of image, adjusting, 25 Help system, using, 176 Help, EPSON, 10, 191 HP OpenView, 79, 141 ID setting, 135 to 136 Image adjusting, 24 to 28, 126 to 130...
Monitoring projector EMP Monitor, 144 to 151 HP OpenView, 141 receiving e-mail alerts, 152 to 155 remote setup options, 138 web browser, 156 to 157 Mouse connecting cable for remote, 56 using remote control as, 44 to 45 Movie files, using in scenarios, 106 to 108 Network managing projector remotely, 141 to 155 setting, 138, 147, 149...
Projector carrying case, 14, 174 cleaning, 168 connections, see Connecting projector distance from screen, 16, 201 groups, 158 to 166 ID, setting, 135 installing, 199 to 200 lamp specifications, 202 monitoring remotely, 138, 141 to 157 multiple projectors, controlling, 135 to 136 options, 14 password protection, 45 to 47 positioning, 16 to 17...
Scenarios adding movie files, 106 to 108 adding sound, 105 background color, 105 cells, 103, 107 converting PowerPoint files, 102 to 103 creating, 102 to 109 default location, 105 editing on the projector, 116 to 120 exiting, 116 presenting on the projector, 115 to 116 previewing, 110 problems, 188 to 189 rearranging, 107...
Troubleshooting blank screen, 21 to 23, 180 to 181 cut-off image, 182 distorted image, 26 to 27 EasyManagement, 186 to 189 image and sound problems, 180 to 185 no signal, 21, 180 to 181 projector problems, 175 to 178 remote control problems, 190 wireless projection problems, 91, 186 to 188 Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 38...
Front/Top Zoom ring Temperature light Focus ring Lamp light Power light Control panel Air exhaust vent Remote control receiver Foot release lever Air filter Adjustable foot Handle Lens cover Back Type B Control port for Computer Remote control port USB port service use only port receiver...
Remote Control E-Zoom button Enlarges section of image A/V buttons Control image and sound Light button Illuminates remote control buttons Enter and ESC Use as mouse buttons or to make menu selections Menu button Activates menu system Preview button Displays active image sources Wall Shot button Corrects color when...