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Multimedia Projector
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    PowerLite 1720/1730W ® Multimedia Projector User’ s Guide...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    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

    Registration and Warranty ......9 Unpacking the Projector......10 Additional Components.

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    Remote Control ......37 Setting the Projector ID......37 Checking the Projector ID.

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    Cleaning the Lens ....... . . 68 Cleaning the Projector Case ......68 Cleaning the Air Filter and Vent.

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    Projector Installation ......89 Technical Specifications ..... 91 Notices .

  • Page 7: Welcome

    PowerLite 1720/1730W is an easy-to-use projector that weighs less than 4 pounds. The projector offers up to 3000 lumens of white and color light output (brightness). You can connect it to a wide range of computers and video sources.

  • Page 8: Using Your Documentation

    ? Help See page 76 for details. Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to Epson support. PrivateLine support If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the sources listed above, you can use the Epson PrivateLine service to get help fast.

  • Page 9: Registration And Warranty

    United States or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See the brochure included with your projector for details. To register, simply fill out the registration card and mail it to Epson. Or you can register online at

  • Page 10: Unpacking The Projector

    VGA computer cable USB cable Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector. Always use the original packaging (or the equivalent) when you need to send the projector to another location. If you are moving the projector by hand, use the carrying case.

  • Page 11: Additional Components

    Additional Components Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need additional components: To receive an S-video signal, you’ll need an S-video cable. One ■ may be provided with your video equipment, or you can purchase one from Epson; see below.

  • Page 12: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following optional accessories: Product Replacement lamp Air filter replacement set (2 filters) Wheeled soft case Soft shoulder case for projector and laptop ATA molded hardshell case SwissGear Universal projector ceiling mount...

  • Page 13: Displaying And Adjusting The Image

    Follow the guidelines in this chapter for: Positioning the projector ■ ■ Turning the projector on and off ■ Selecting the image source Troubleshooting display problems ■ Adjusting the image...

  • Page 14: Positioning The Projector

    89 for details. close enough to the equipment to be able to control it. Try to leave as much space as possible between the projector and the screen to get a good-size image. Use the figures below to help you determine placement. (The image shown below is projected at a 4:3 aspect ratio, but the PowerLite 1730W is capable of displaying images as wide as 16:10.) Image size...

  • Page 15: Turning The Projector On And Off

    Projector If you place the projector below screen level, you’ll have to tilt it up by extending the front adjustable foot. This causes the image to become “keystone” shaped, but you can correct the distortion by pressing the buttons on the projector.

  • Page 16: Turning On The Projector

    To enable sleep mode, see page 64. 2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other Displaying and Adjusting the Image end into an electrical outlet. The P light turns orange.

  • Page 17: Using The Direct Power On Function

    Power the projector. The projector beeps once and the P the projector warms up, then an image begins to appear. When the P light stops flashing and remains green, the projector Power is ready for use.

  • Page 18: Shutting Down The Projector

    The projection lamp turns off Power and you can unplug the power cord. If you want to turn the projector on again, make sure the orange light is not flashing, then press the P Power release lever to retract it.

  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Display Problems

    Source Search projector’s control panel or to select the correct source. (Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the button.) If you’re using a PC notebook, press the function key on your ■...

  • Page 20: The Projector And Notebook Don't Display The Same Image

    ■ ■ If you’re using Mac OS X: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Make sure your projector is connected and follow these steps: 1. From the Apple 2.

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    4. Click the Arrangement Make sure Mirror Displays is checked 5. Make sure the Mirror Displays ) tab. Arrange checkbox is selected. Displaying and Adjusting the Image...

  • Page 22: Adjusting The 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 foot release lever up and lift 2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the lever 3.

  • Page 23: Focusing And Zooming Your Image

    Even if the projector is slightly tilted (within a range of 30° up or down), the projector has an automatic keystone correction function that detects and corrects vertical keystone distortion.

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    ■ Displaying and Adjusting the Image Press one of the two keystone correction buttons on the projector’s control panel, as shown below. Continue pressing the button until you are satisfied with the shape of the image. Or press the button on the remote control or projector,...

  • Page 25: Correcting Computer Images

    This automatically resets the projector’s tracking, sync, resolution, and position settings. If the button doesn’t correct the problem, you may need to Auto adjust the tracking or sync using the projector’s Signal menu. See page 55 for more information. note button on Enter...

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    Displaying and Adjusting the Image...

  • Page 27: Using The Remote Control

    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 20 feet away. You can use the remote control to adjust the picture and sound...

  • Page 28: Using The Remote Control

    4. Close the cover, pressing it down time. Using the Remote Control Point the remote control at the front of the projector or at the screen. Stand within 20 feet of the projector. Avoid using the remote under bright fluorescent lamps or in direct sunlight, or the projector may not respond properly.

  • Page 29: Controlling The Picture And Sound

    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: The easiest way to select your source is to press the ■...

  • Page 30: Turning Off The Picture And Sound

    Turning Off the Picture and Sound You can use the the image and sound. This does the same thing as the A/V Mute slide (shown on page 16) and is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s attention. ■...

  • Page 31: Zooming Part Of Your Image

    5. When done, press the original size. Controlling the Volume To change the volume, press the control or projector. You can also adjust the volume using the projector’s menu system. See page 56. buttons E-Zoom button to enlarge the selected...

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Aspect Ratio

    HDTV broadcasts will display with black bars at the top and bottom when is selected as the setting. For 16:9 Aspect the PowerLite 1730W, you can select to stretch the image Full vertically to fill the whole projection area. Using the Remote Control...

  • Page 33: Adjusting The Color Mode

    Depending on your computer display and projector model, you may see black bars at the edges. In that case, try selecting 1720 only) or . The PowerLite 1730W also lets you select: 16:9 to stretch the image to fill the whole projection area ■...

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    : For vivid TV images projected in a bright room (video, Sports S-video, or composite video only). For matching the color palette of standard sRGB computer sRGB: displays : For projecting accurate colors on a green chalkboard Blackboard (adjusts the white point). For manual color adjustment.

  • Page 35: Operating Your Computer With The Remote Control

    Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you connect a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as described on page 41, you can use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse. This gives you more flexibility when delivering slideshow-style presentations, since you won’t have to stand next to...

  • Page 36: Highlighting Your Presentation

    Highlighting Your Presentation You can display a pointer to call out important information on the screen. If you want to customize the pointer tool, you can choose from three alternative shapes. Using the Pointer Tool 1. To activate the pointer tool, press the 2.

  • Page 37: Operating Two Or More Projectors With

    ID system. First assign a unique ID number to each projector. Then set the remote control to match the ID of the projector you want to operate. This lets you control it without affecting the others.

  • Page 38: Setting The Remote Control Id

    2. Press the Setting the Remote Control ID The remote control’s default ID is zero. This lets it operate any projector. To set it to operate only those projectors with a specific ID, note follow these steps: If you’re using a remote control ID other than the 1.

  • Page 39: Connecting To Computers And Other Equipment

    Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment his chapter tells you how to connect the projector to a notebook or desktop computer, and/or to video equipment, such as a VCR, DVD player, or video camera. Follow the instructions in this chapter on: Connecting to a computer ■...

  • Page 40: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer You can connect the projector to any computer that has a standard note video output (monitor) port, including desktop models, PC notebook Don’t try to force a computers, MacBook, PowerBook and iBook systems, and hand-held connector to fit a port with a devices.

  • Page 41: Connecting The Cable For Remote Mouse Control

    3. When you’ve finished making any connections, see page 15 for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image. Once the projector is turned on, select the image source: press the button on the remote control or the Search button on the projector’s control panel.

  • Page 42: Connecting To Video Equipment

    5. If necessary, configure your computer to work with a USB mouse. Connecting to Video Equipment You can connect several video sources to the projector at the same time. Before starting, look at your video equipment to determine its RCA connector...

  • Page 43: Connecting A Composite Video Source

    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 47 for instructions on connecting audio cables. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.

  • Page 44: Connecting An S-video Source

    3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 47 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 for Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment equipment or you can purchase one from Epson; see page 12). connector on the projector: S-Video instructions on connecting audio cables.

  • Page 45: Connecting A Component Video Source

    Connecting a Component Video Source You will need a component-to-VGA cable, or a component video cable and adapter, for this connection. You can order the component-to-VGA cable (ELPKC19) from Epson; see page 12 for more information. 1. Locate a component-to-VGA video cable or adapter.

  • Page 46: Connecting An Rgb Video Source

    Auto or Component Video (see page 55). 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 47 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 15 for Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment Computer (Component Video) instructions on connecting audio cables.

  • Page 47: Playing Sound Through The Projector

    Playing Sound Through the Projector You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system. To play sound through the projector, follow these steps: 1. Locate the appropriate cable and connect it to the the projector. ■ For laptop and most desktop computers, use a stereo mini-jack cable.

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    Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment...

  • Page 49: Fine-tuning The Projector

    Fine-Tuning the Projector 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 ■ Adjusting signal settings ■ ■ Customizing projector features Using the projector security features ■...

  • Page 50: Using The Menu System

    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 The Network option does not appear in the 1720/1730W menu.

  • Page 51: Restoring The Default Settings

    (The example below shows how to reset the Image menu.) Reset settings for current menu Reset settings for all menus To restore all the projector settings to their factory-default values, select the menu, highlight Reset pointer button to adjust pointer...

  • Page 52: Adjusting The Image

    LCD panels. You can also change the lamp’s brightness (see page 56). Fine-Tuning the Projector button on the projector or remote control and Menu select the menu. You see the Image menu screen. Image...

  • Page 53: Six-axis Color Adjustment

    Hue changes the balance of color, and saturation changes the strength of the color. color mode, select Customized sRGB , or Theatre Customized , then press Customized . You see hue and Enter (red, RGBCMY . You see Enter Fine-Tuning the Projector...

  • Page 54: Adjusting Signal Settings

    5. Use the 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each color axis you want to adjust. You may need to readjust the color as the lamp in your projector changes over time. Adjusting Signal Settings Although the projector normally detects and optimizes the input...

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    See page 32 for details. Wide for still images. If you setting, select the Auto port: Fine-Tuning the Projector Before adjusting tracking or sync, fill the screen with an image containing fine detail, such as black text on a white background.

  • Page 56: Customizing Projector Features

    Customizing Projector Features You can use the Settings menu to lock the buttons on the projector, adjust audio volume, and customize several other features. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ note ■ You can also adjust the volume using the remote control.

  • Page 57: Using The Projector Security Features

    See page 62. If you create a user’s logo for the projector, you can set up the logo so it is displayed as the startup screen and/or A/V Mute screen.

  • Page 58: Enabling Password Protection

    If an incorrect password is entered thirty times in succession, the user must contact Epson to unlock the projector. If you leave the projector plugged in, the Password...

  • Page 59: Starting The Projector With A Password

    Request code xxxxx mode for approximately 5 minutes. Write down the request code. Then disconnect the projector’s power cord from the electrical outlet, reconnect it, and turn the projector back on. When you see the Password Protect Release screen again, you can try to enter the correct password.

  • Page 60: Creating Your Own Startup Screen

    If you enter an incorrect password 30 times in succession, the projector remains locked and you must contact Epson to unlock it. If you have forgotten the password, contact Epson with the request code number that appears in the Password Protect Release screen for assistance.

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    7. When the message Save this image as the user’s logo? appears, select and press few moments. Do not use your projector, remote control, or video source while the logo is being saved. 8. When you see the message Completed menu screen.

  • Page 62: Disabling The Projector's Buttons

    2. Select 3. Highlight 4. Select 5. When you’re finished, press Disabling the Projector’s Buttons You can lock all the projector’s control panel buttons, or all buttons except the P the remote control. 1. Press the 2. Select note 3.

  • Page 63: Customizing Power And Operation

    Customizing Power and Operation You can use the Extended menu to customize the way the projector displays images, enable quick startup, turn sleep mode on or off, and customize other projector operations. Closed Caption Closed Caption ■ Display Use this setting to turn off the display of messages, change the background color, enable logo display, or turn off the startup screen display.

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    Multi-screen Lets you match the color and brightness levels of two or more projectors used in the same room. See below for more information. Language Select from nine languages to be used for the projector menus. button). P Power...

  • Page 65: Multi-screen Color Adjustment

    Color Mode (see page 52) and Brightness Control setting (see page 56). Then follow these steps: 1. Assign a different ID to each projector so that you can use the remote control to adjust each projector individually. See page 37 for instructions.

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    Fine-Tuning the Projector...

  • Page 67: Maintaining The Projector

    ■ Guide. Refer all other servicing to qualified service personnel. our projector needs little maintenance. All you have to do is keep Cleaning the lens Cleaning the projector case Cleaning the air filter and vent Replacing the lamp and air filter...

  • Page 68: Cleaning The Lens

    To remove dirt or smears on the lens, use lens-cleaning tissue. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe the lens. Cleaning the Projector Case Before you clean the case, turn off the projector and unplug the power caution cord. Do not use wax, alcohol, ■...

  • Page 69: Cleaning The Air Filter And Vent

    Exhaust vent 3. If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace the filter as described on page 72. Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766) to obtain a new filter. light to stop...

  • Page 70: Replacing The Lamp And Air Filter

    If the lamp is used after the 3. Let the projector cool for at least an hour (if it has been on). The replacement period has passed, the possibility that the lamp may break increases.

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    4. Remove the lamp cover screw. Then slide the lamp cover to the side and lift it off of the projector. 5. Loosen the two screws holding the lamp in place (you can’t remove them). Loosen, but don’t remove these screws...

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    9. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws. 10. Replace the lamp cover, then tighten its screw. 11. Slide out the air filter on the bottom of the projector and 12. Slide in the new air filter until it clicks in place.

  • Page 73: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    1. Press the button on the remote control or on the Menu projector’s control panel. You see the main menu. 2. Use the buttons on the remote control (or the arrow buttons on the projector) to highlight You see this screen: 3.

  • Page 74: Transporting The Projector

    When transporting the projector a long distance, first place it in a hard-shell shipping case, then pack it in a firm box with cushioning around the case. (An optional case is available from...

  • Page 75: Solving Problems

    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. The following information is included: ■ Using the projector’s on-screen help system What to do when the projector’s status lights flash ■...

  • Page 76: Using On-screen Help

    Checking Projector Status If your projector isn’t working correctly, first turn it off, wait for it to cool (the P plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this doesn’t solve the problem, check the lights on top of the projector.

  • Page 77: What To Do When The Lights Flash

    Clean them or replace the air filter as described on page 69. If this does not resolve the problem, stop using the projector, disconnect the power cable, and contact Epson as described on page 87. Temperature light Lamp light Power button to turn it on.

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    70. The air filter or vent may be clogged. Clean them or replace the air filter as described on page 69. If this does not resolve the problem, contact Epson as described on page 87. Flashing red Power is cut off because of an internal problem.

  • Page 79: Viewing Lamp Usage And Other Information

    The power cable may be defective. Disconnect the cable from the ■ outlet and contact Epson as described on page 87. Check to see if the A/V Mute slide is closed. ■ ■...

  • Page 80: Solving Problems With The Image Or Sound

    Check that the P light is green, not flashing. Power The projector may be in standby or sleep mode. If the P light is orange, press the P Power If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector may be cooling down.

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    It may have an icon such as , or it may be labelled seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your notebook’s manual or online help for details. On most systems, the screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.

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    If the top or bottom of the image is broader, press the button on the projector until the image is square. If the projector is angled toward the screen from the left or right, the image will be broader on one side. Center the projector in front of the middle of the screen, facing the screen squarely.

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    Adjust the focus using the focus ring (see page 23). ■ Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. You may need to wait before using the projector after moving it from a cold environment to a warm environment. Make sure the projector is facing the screen squarely.

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    For fine-art presentations, use the six-axis color adjustment as described on page 53 for precise control of the hue and saturation. Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance. The projector’s lamp may need to be replaced. See page 70 for instructions. Tracking...

  • Page 85: Solving Problems With The Remote Control

    The remote control’s batteries may not be installed correctly or ■ may be low on power. To change the batteries, see page 28. Make sure you are within about 20 feet (6 meters) of the projector ■ and within range of the projector’s front or back sensor (approximately 30°...

  • Page 86

    Make sure the projector’s sensors have not been turned off with setting (see page 57). Remote Receiver If the projector ID has been set, you may need to change the projector or remote control ID. See page 37. If any buttons are held for longer than 30 seconds, the remote enters sleep mode.

  • Page 87: 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 included Epson PrivateLine Support card. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free.

  • Page 88: Purchase Supplies And Accessories

    Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other 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). Solving Problems...

  • Page 89: Projector Installation

    The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front projection, ceiling projection, rear projection onto a semi-transparent screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown:...

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    Keystone projector’s menu system (see page 56). If you place the projector so that the base of the lens is level with the bottom of the screen, the image should be square and you won’t have to adjust it. If you place the lens lower than the bottom of the screen, you’ll have to tilt the projector upward if you want to fill the whole...

  • Page 91: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications General Type of display Epson poly-silicon TFT active matrix Resolution (native format) 1730W 1280 × 800 pixels (WXGA) 1720 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Color reproduction 16.8 million colors Light output High Brightness mode: 3000 lumens white light output (ISO 21118...

  • Page 92: Projection Lamp

    Lamp life results will vary depending upon mode Type selected, environmental conditions, and usage. Power consumption Lamp life Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Part number Remote Control Range Batteries (2) Dimensions Height Width Depth...

  • Page 93

    Safety United States FCC 47CFR Part 15B Class B (DoC) UL60950-1 First Edition Canada ICES-003 Class B CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 CE Marking Directive 2004/108/EC IEC 60950-1 First Edition ™ Pixelworks ™ ICs are used in this projector. Technical Specifications...

  • Page 94: Compatible Video Formats

    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. Some images are automatically resized using Epson’s SizeWise™ technology to display in the projector’s “native” format (XGA or WXGA).

  • Page 95

    Mode Refresh Rate (Hz) SXGA2—60 SXGA2—75 SXGA2—85 SXGA+60 SXGA+75 SXGA+85 SXGA3—60 SXGA3—75 SXGA3—85 UXGA—60 iMAC VGA iMAC SVGA iMAC XGA MAC13 MAC16 MAC19 MAC19-60 MAC21 NTSC NTSC 4:43 N-PAL M-PAL PAL—60 SECAM HDTV (720p) HDTV (720p) HDTV (1080i) HDTV (1080i) TV480i TV480i SDTV (480p)

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    Technical Specifications...

  • Page 97: Notices

    Important Safety Instructions Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector: ■ Do not look into the lens when the projector is on. The bright light can damage your eyes. ■ Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table.

  • Page 98

    Do not block the slots and openings in the projector case. They provide ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating. Do not operate the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface, or set it on top of loose papers, which could block vents underneath your projector. If you are setting up the projector near a wall, leave at least 7.9 inches (20 cm) of...

  • Page 99

    If you are not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company. ■ If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it, use the correct power cord for that country. ■...

  • Page 100: Fcc Compliance Statement

    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.

  • Page 101: Index

    Capturing image, 60 to 61 Carrying case, 10, 74 Ceiling mount, 12, 89 to 90 Cleaning air filter, 69 lens, 68 projector case, 68 Closed captioning, 63 Color correcting, 33 to 34 mode, 33 to 34, 52 multi-screen adjustment, 65...

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    Freeze button, 30 Game color mode, 33 HDTV images, video formats, 95 Height of image, adjusting, 22 Help system, using, 76 Help, Epson, 8, 87 to 88 High altitude, 64 Index Image adjusting, 22 to 25, 52 to 53 blurry, 83...

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    Logo, saving on projector, 60 to 62 display problems, 81 resolution setting, 82 Manuals, 8 Menus changing settings, 50 to 51 default settings, restoring, 51 Extended, 63 to 64 Image, 52 to 53 Info, 79 Settings, 56 to 57 Signal, 54 to 55 User’s Logo, 60 to 61...

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    Resolution setting, 55 Safety instructions, 97 to 99 specifications, 93 Saturation setting, 52 Screen blank, 19 to 21 distance from projector, 14, 91 ordering, 12 startup screen, creating, 60 to 61 Screen image, See Image Index Security control panel lock, 62...

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    19, 80 to 81 projector problems, 75 to 87 remote control problems, 85 Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 30 Turning on/off projector, 15 to 18 Unpacking projector, 10 USB cable, 10, 41 User button, 57 User’s Logo menu, 60 to 61...

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