Epson 810 User Manual

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Pro Cinema 810
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User' s Guide


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  • Page 1 ® PowerLite Pro Cinema 810 Home Theater Projector 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

    Projector Parts Projector Control Panel Remote Control Button Map Optional Accessories Registration and Warranty Using This Manual Setting Up the Projector Choosing a Location Installing the Projector Connecting the Cables Making Other Connections Installing Batteries in the Remote Control Turning On the Projector...
  • Page 4 Adjusting the Picture Quality Input Brightness Settings Sharpness and Picture Quality Settings Color Settings Adjustments for Computer Images Selecting Memory Settings and Resetting the Projector Selecting Memory Settings Creating Memory Settings Deleting Saved Memory Settings Resetting the Projector Customizing Projector Features...
  • Page 5 Solving Remote Control Problems Where To Get Help Specifications General Lamp Remote Control Dimensions Electrical Environmental Safety Compatible Video Formats ESC/VP21 Command Codes Notices Important Safety Information FCC Compliance Statement Declaration of Conformity Epson America, Inc., Limited Warranty Index Contents...
  • Page 6 Contents...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction The PowerLite ® Pro Cinema 810 projector lets you enjoy theater-quality images in the relaxing environment of your own home. Designed especially for home cinema use, it offers these outstanding features: ■ Native 720p (1280 × 720) resolution, 10000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and up to 1600 lumens for incredibly rich, sharp images in any room lighting ■...
  • Page 8: Projector Parts

    Projector Parts Control panel Ventilation slots Component D/SCART port (used mainly in Japan) Trigger out port Video port S-Video port AC power inlet Introduction Horizontal lens shift dial Adjustable foot Infrared receiver HDMI port Main power switch Vertical lens shift dial...
  • Page 9: Projector Control Panel

    Lamp cover Projector Control Panel Source button Switches the video input source Power light Power button Warning light Keystone correction buttons Correct the shape of a non-rectangular image Mounting bracket connections Menu button Menu navigation Displays the buttons menus Select button...
  • Page 10: Remote Control Button Map

    Remote Control Button Map Operation light Lights when you send remote control commands Memory button Recalls custom picture settings Menu button Displays the projector’s menus Menu navigation buttons Source buttons Switch between equipment connected to the projector Gamma button Adjusts the gamma values of the screen display ColorTemp.
  • Page 11: Optional Accessories

    Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment failure, you won’t have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead, Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See your Extra Care Home Service brochure for details.
  • Page 12: Using This Manual

    Notes: Contain important information about your projector. Tip: Contain helpful projection tips. Need additional help? Take advantage of Epson’s automated support services 24 hours a day at Use this site to view FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) or product information and e-mail your questions to Epson support.
  • Page 13: Setting Up The Projector

    Setting Up the Projector Follow the instructions in this section to choose a location for the projector, connect the cables, and display an image. Choosing a Location You can install the projector for various viewing setups, as shown below. Center...
  • Page 14 (see page 25). If you place the projector off to the side, aim it straight ahead (rather than at the center of the screen), then use the horizontal lens shift dial to center the image on the screen. Do not place the projector too far to the left or right, or your image won’t be rectangular.
  • Page 15 The maximum size of the image is determined by the distance from the projector’s lens to the screen. Depending on your display settings and how you use the Zoom ring, the actual size may be smaller. Use this table as a rough guide for projector placement:...
  • Page 16: Installing The Projector

    Installing the Projector To install the projector, you first need to determine the location, based on the size of your screen (maximum diagonal image size). Use the table on page 15 as a guide to locating the projector. Note the following dimensions: ■...
  • Page 17 Warning: When installing or adjusting the ceiling mount, do not use adhesives to prevent the screws from loosening and do not use any type of oil or lubricant. These may cause the projector casing to crack and the projector may fall, causing serious injury and serious damage to the projector.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Cables

    Connecting the Cables You can connect the projector to any type of video equipment, such as a VCR, DVD player, digital tuner, cable or satellite box, video game console, camcorder, or digital camera. You can also connect it to a desktop or laptop PC or Apple...
  • Page 19: Making Other Connections

    Connect the power cable and other cables described below, depending on how you plan to use the projector. ■ Plug the power cable into the projector and a grounded electrical outlet. Connect a computer to one of these ports Setting Up the Projector...
  • Page 20: Installing Batteries In The Remote Control

    ■ The Trigger out port outputs a 12-volt DC signal when the projector is turned on. This lets a central control system monitor whether the projector is on or off, and can be used to raise or lower your projection screen automatically when the projector is in use.
  • Page 21: Turning On The Projector

    Note: To keep children from turning on the projector, you can use the Child Lock (see page 31). If you’ll be using the projector at an altitude above 4900 feet (1500 meters), turn on High Altitude Mode so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high altitude air pressure. See page 46 for details.
  • Page 22: Turning Off The Projector

    It is now safe to unplug the projector, if necessary. Caution: Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Continuous 24-hour-a-day use may reduce the overall life of the product. Never unplug the projector without turning it off and letting it cool as described above, or you could damage it and reduce lamp life.
  • Page 23 If you press the button on the projector, Source Source button you see a menu of available sources. Press the u or d button to highlight a source and press the button. Select If the Component source is selected, press the button on the remote control to Compo.
  • Page 24: Positioning The Image

    If the image is not centered on the screen, use the horizontal and vertical lens shift dials to adjust its position. Caution: Do not try to move the lens by hand, or you may damage the projector. Always use the lens shift dials to change the lens position.
  • Page 25: Making Basic Adjustments

    If the projected image looks like Note: If the image is shaped like screen and angled toward it. Face the projector straight ahead (instead of at the center of the screen), then use the horizontal lens shift dial to center the image.
  • Page 26: Focusing And Zooming

    Focusing and Zooming Sharpen or reduce the focus using the focus ring. Zoom into or out of the picture using the zoom ring. Choosing the Aspect Ratio In many cases, video signals are automatically resized to fit on your screen when You may need to change the size of the image (or aspect ratio) for certain image types by pressing the button on the remote control.
  • Page 27 Zoom Caption option and other settings to resize and reposition the image to your liking (see page 43). For details on how the projector resizes the picture when you choose an Aspect setting, see page 63. 16:9 image using Zoom setting...
  • Page 28: Choosing The Color Mode

    ■ Standard for projecting computer images that conform to the sRGB color standard. When you select the Natural Epson Cinema Filter automatically increases the contrast and naturalizes projected skin tones. Making Basic Adjustments Color Mode , or Cinema Night Standard...
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Gamma, Color Temperature, And Skin Tones

    ■ S. Tone adjusts the color of projected skin tones. The Epson Cinema Filter automatically optimizes this setting, but you can customize it if necessary. Higher numbered settings increase the green tones and lower numbered settings increase the red tones.
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Gamma Setting

    Adjusting the Gamma Setting You can select from 5 gamma settings (2.0 to 2.4) or customize your own setting from your image or a displayed graph. Lower values will increase the contrast of dark areas, but tend to blur the bright areas. Higher values will darken the light areas. 1.
  • Page 31: Locking The Projector

    Menu If you turned on the Operation Lock, the projector buttons are now locked. If you turned on the Child Lock, turn off the projector and let it cool down. The Child Lock takes effect after the cool-down period. Settings menu.
  • Page 32 Making Basic Adjustments...
  • Page 33: Making Detailed Adjustments

    You can access the menu system either from the remote control or the buttons on the projector’s control panel. You can access the full menu or a line menu that lets you adjust the Picture and Memory settings while viewing their effects on your display. You can also change the menu language and control how the menus display (see page 34).
  • Page 34: Changing How The Menus Display

    To display the line menu, press the of the image: Press the u or d button to highlight an option, then press the Press the button to exit the line menu. Menu You can access the following settings through the line menu while viewing their effects on your display: ■...
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Picture Quality

    The Brightness setting controls how much light is produced by the projector, and the Contrast setting adjusts the difference between the bright and dark areas of the projected image. The other settings listed on the following page control how the projector interprets the light and dark areas of the picture.
  • Page 36 States, leave this setting at 0%. Check your video equipment’s specifications to be sure of the correct setting. ■ EPSON Super White Image > Advanced > EPSON Super White Note: This setting can be used only when the Color Mode is set to Natural, Cinema Night, HD, or Silverscreen (see page 28).
  • Page 37: Sharpness And Picture Quality Settings

    If your video equipment has a DVI port and you’ve connected it to the projector using an HDMI/DVI cable, set the level of the projector to match that of the video equipment. When this setting is turned on, the projector disregards the EPSON Super White setting. Sharpness and Picture Quality Settings If the image looks fuzzy, or if it contains noise or flickering, you can use these settings to correct it.
  • Page 38: Color Settings

    Color Settings If the image colors don’t look correct, you can adjust them using these settings. Use the first three settings described below to make the most visible changes. If you only need to make slight adjustments, you can fine-tune the picture with the remaining settings. Most color settings are stored separately for each image source and color mode.
  • Page 39 ■ RGB Picture > Color Adjustment > RGB/RGBCMY > RGB Note: If you cannot access the RGB settings, highlight RGB/RGBCMY (the first item in the menu list) and press the Use the RGB settings to fine-tune the color of the image. You can adjust the offset and gain for each signal color (red, green, and blue).
  • Page 40: Adjustments For Computer Images

    In addition to the settings described above, you can adjust the Tracking and Sync settings for analog RGB computer images. Normally, these settings are adjusted automatically by the projector. If you notice that the image is blurry or contains dark vertical bands, you may need to adjust the settings yourself.
  • Page 41: Selecting Memory Settings And Resetting The Projector

    Selecting Memory Settings and Resetting the Projector Your projector comes with 9 memory locations for installers to save customized settings, designed to provide the best color quality for each of your video inputs. Selecting Memory Settings You can easily recall the memory settings by using the memory button on the remote control: 1.
  • Page 42: Deleting Saved Memory Settings

    Reset Picture menu settings: Open the Picture menu . . . You can also reset the lamp usage timer or restore all the projector settings to their original values. Follow these steps: 1. Press the button on the remote control.
  • Page 43: Customizing Projector Features

    Customizing Projector Features Use the settings in this section to adjust the image size and position, suppress on-screen text, and select basic setup options. Image Sizing Before adjusting any of these settings, make sure you have already selected an appropriate aspect ratio for the type of picture you’re viewing (see page 26).
  • Page 44: Screen Options

    Lets you display an image of your choice when the projector is warming up, not receiving a signal, or when you press the To capture the image, first set the projector to display the image you want to use. Then select User’s Logo...
  • Page 45: Other Setup Options

    ■ Trigger Out Settings > Operation > Trigger Out Turn on this setting if you want the the projector is operating. You can use this to raise or lower your projection screen. button on the projector. Power so the projector can automatically interpret the format, such as to let the projector automatically interpret the signal;...
  • Page 46: Sleep Mode

    See page 31 for more information. ■ High Altitude Mode Settings > Operation > High Altitude Mode Adjusts the speed of the fan so it can properly cool the projector at altitudes above 4,900 feet (1500 meters). Making Detailed Adjustments , or as the length of time before shutoff;...
  • Page 47: Maintenance

    Maintenance Your projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a regular basis is keep the lens clean. You also may need to clean the air filter to prevent overheating. Warning: Before you clean any part of the projector, turn it off and unplug the power cord. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers.
  • Page 48: Cleaning The Projector Case

    These can damage the case. Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter Your projector includes an air filter to ensure the best performance. If dust collects on the air filter on the bottom of the projector, clean it as described below. Dust clogs prevent proper ventilation and cause overheating and damage to the projector.
  • Page 49 5. If you need to replace the filter, release the tab and lift up the cover. 6. Remove the old filter and replace it with a new one. 7. To replace the cover, insert the tabs and press down until the cover clicks into place. Maintenance...
  • Page 50: Replacing The Lamp

    Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Purchase lamp part number V13H010L39 from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase online, visit (U.S. sales) or (Canadian sales).
  • Page 51 5. Press in the latches securing the lamp cover and lift off the cover. 6. Loosen the two screws securing the lamp (they don’t come all the way out). 7. Grasp the lamp as shown and pull it straight out. Warning: The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury.
  • Page 52: Resetting The Lamp Usage Timer

    Caution: Don’t touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly. Touching the glass could result in premature lamp failure. 9. Replace the lamp cover. (The projector won’t work if the lamp cover is open or loose.) 10. Reset the lamp usage timer, as described below.
  • Page 53: Checking The Projector Status

    (see page 63). Storing the Projector If you need to store the projector for an extended time, do the following: ■ Make sure the temperature of the storage area is within 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C).
  • Page 54: Transporting The Projector

    Transporting the Projector Note: Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation. The projector contains many glass and precision parts. When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original packaging, use equivalent materials.
  • Page 55: Problem Solving

    Problem Solving This section explains how to interpret the projector’s status lights, solve problems with the picture and remote control, and contact technical support. What To Do When the Lights Come On or Flash The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s status and let you know when a problem occurs.
  • Page 56: Solving Picture Problems

    Check that the P power light is green, not flashing, and the lens cover is off. ■ The projector may be in standby (or sleep) mode. If the P power light is orange, press the button to turn the projector back on.
  • Page 57 , but it may also be labeled key while pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual or online help. On most systems, the projector, or display on both at the same time. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. ■...
  • Page 58 Note: You won’t have to use the Keystone function to correct the image, as long as you place the projector level (not angled up or down) and at a height between the top and bottom of the screen. Then use the vertical lens shift dial to position the image. This produces the best-looking picture.
  • Page 59: Solving Remote Control Problems

    ■ You may need to replace the remote control’s batteries (see page 20). ■ Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescent lights. Make sure the projector is not in direct sunlight. ■ Turn off nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room heater.
  • Page 60: Where To Get Help

    Speak to a Support Representative To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the Epson PrivateLine Support card that came with your projector. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your warranty period.
  • Page 61: Specifications

    Vertical: –15 to +15° Lamp Note: Lamp life results will vary depending on mode selected, environmental conditions, and usage. Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Type UHE (Ultra High Efficiency), E-TORL...
  • Page 62: Dimensions

    Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing 0 to 7500 feet (0 to 2280 meters) FCC Part 15B Class B (DoC) UL60950 Third Edition ICES-003 Class B CSA C22.2 No. 60950 ™ Pixelworks ICs are used in this projector.
  • Page 63: Compatible Video Formats

    Compatible Video Formats The projector supports analog video in NTSC, PAL, and SECAM formats, and it automatically adjusts to the incoming signal. It can receive these formats as composite video, S-video, or component video— which it accepts through the Video, S-Video, and Component ports, respectively.
  • Page 64 Analog RGB Signal (4:3) Normal VGA* 960 × 720 VESA 960 × 720 SVGA 960 × 720 960 × 720 SXGA 960 × 720 WXGA 1280 × 720 MAC13” 960 × 720 MAC16” 960 × 720 MAC19” 960 × 720 SDTV* 480i 960 ×...
  • Page 65: Esc/Vp21 Command Codes

    ESC/VP21 Command Codes You can use an AV controller with a 9-pin null modem serial cable to control the projector. You can download the complete ESC/VP 21 Communication Manual for home theater projectors from the Epson website at Following are some of the available codes:...
  • Page 66 Item Aspect ratio Specifications Auto Normal Squeeze Zoom Through Squeeze Through Wide Command ASPECT 00 ASPECT 20 ASPECT 21 ASPECT 22 ASPECT 23 ASPECT 24 ASPECT 25...
  • Page 67: Notices

  • Page 68 ■ Don’t place the projector or remote control on top of heat-producing equipment. ■ If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it, use the correct power cord for that country. ■ Don’t stand on the projector or place heavy objects on it.
  • Page 69: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement 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. This equipment 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 or television reception.
  • Page 70: Declaration Of Conformity

    (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: Model: Marketing Name: Notices Epson Projector EMP-TW700 PowerLite Pro Cinema 810...
  • Page 71: Epson America, Inc., Limited Warranty

    (e.g., filters), other than lamps as provided herein. This warranty is not transferable. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the product fail to be...
  • Page 72 To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit You can also 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...
  • Page 73: Index

    11, 60 Home Service, 11 PrivateLine Support, 60 technical support, 12, 60 warranty, 11, 71 to 72 EPSON Super White setting, 36 ESC/VP21 command codes, 65 FCC Compliance Statement, 69 Filter, see Air filter Flickering, 37, 58 Focus ring, 26...
  • Page 74 24, 43 resizing, 26 to 27, 43 selecting source, 22 Image problems, 56 to 59 Info menu, 53 Installing projector, 16 to 17 Interference, signal, 58 Interlaced mode setting, 37 Kensington anti-theft device, 8, 11 Keystone buttons, 9 Keystone correction, 14, 25, 45, 58...
  • Page 75 Output scaling, 43 Pattern button, 10 Pattern, adjustment, 34 Picture problems, 56 to 59 Pixelworks, 62 Positioning image, 24, 43 Positioning projector, 13 to 15 PrivateLine Support, 60 Problems picture, 56 to 59 remote control, 59 Progressive mode setting, 37...
  • Page 76 Trigger Out setting, 45 Trigger port, 20 Turning on and off projector, 21 to 22, 56 User’s Logo setting, 44 Video Signal setting, 45 Video, compatible formats, 63 to 64 VP21 codes, 65 Index Warranty, 11, 71 to 72 Where to Get Help, 60...

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