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Welcome ® he PowerLite 1810p is an easy-to-use projector that weighs less than 7 pounds. The projector offers up to 3500 lumens of brightness. You can connect it to a wide range of computers and video sources. Easy setup, control, and security: 5-second startup time and Instant Off ■...
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71 for transportation instructions. Additional Components Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need additional components: ■ ■ You can purchase these items from Epson. See “Optional Accessories” on page 11. Welcome PDF manual and registration CD-ROM Projector...
Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, Epson provides the following optional accessories: Product Replacement lamp Air filter replacement set (2 filters) Universal ceiling mount False ceiling plate Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts Adjustable ceiling channel Suspension adapter ®...
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 on and off the projector ■...
Positioning the Projector note You can mount the projector If the projector isn’t already installed in the room you’re using, you’ll on the ceiling, or place it probably want to place it on a table in front of the screen, as shown. behind a translucent screen This lets you stand in the front of the room, face the audience, and for rear projection.
(see page 18). note After positioning the projector, you may want to connect a Kensington ® MicroSaver anti-theft device to the lock port on the projector. You can purchase this from Epson; see page 11 Screen Displaying and Adjusting the Image...
Follow these steps to turn on the projector: 1. Open the A/V mute slide (lens cover). note You can set the projector to automatically turn off the projector lamp and enter “sleep mode” when it has not received any signals for 30 minutes.
3. Press the P button on the remote control or on top of the Power projector. The projector beeps once and the projector warms up, then an image begins to appear. When the light stops flashing and remains green, the projector is Power ready for use.
You can also use the between devices connected to the ports identified on each button. The PowerLite 1810p does not support EasyMP. Displaying and Adjusting the Image button as described below, unplug it, or turn Power remote control or projector.
Troubleshooting Display Problems Follow these guidelines if you’re having trouble displaying an image. You Can’t Project an Image If you don’t see the image you are trying to project, try the following: ■ Make sure the cables are connected correctly, as described beginning on page 35.
■ 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. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple 2. Make sure the 3. Click the 4.
Adjusting the Image Once you see your image, you need to make certain adjustments: ■ If the image is too high or too low, reposition it as described below. ■ To focus or zoom your image, see page 22. ■ If the image isn’t square, see page 22.
Focusing and Zooming the Image Turn the focus ring on the projector to sharpen the image. Turn the zoom ring on the projector to reduce or enlarge the image. Focus Zoom If the image still isn’t large enough, you may need to move the projector farther away from the screen.
You see a projected message: 2. Aim the projector so the message appears near the middle of the screen. Then use the zoom ring to enlarge the image so the white frame (not shown above) extends beyond the edges of the screen on all sides.
5. Use the 6. Use the 7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 as needed to adjust any remaining corners. 8. When done, press Using Keystone Correction The projector automatically corrects vertical keystone distortion when it is tilted within a range of 30° up or down. It takes about one second after projection starts for the image to be corrected.
You can manually adjust the shape of the image to compensate for vertical and horizontal keystone distortion. First make sure the Keystone setting in the projector’s menu system is set to V-Keystone 1. Press the button on the remote control (or on the Menu projector’s control panel).
Press the from one of these options: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Resizing Video Images You can use the an image fits into the display area. Press you play certain digital video images or movies recorded on certain DVDs in 16:9 widescreen format.
Presenting with the Remote Control he projector includes a number of tools to enhance your 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) or as a pointer to highlight your presentation (page 31).
Using the Remote Control note If a button is pressed longer Make sure batteries are installed as described on page 70. Follow these than 30 seconds, the remote tips for using the remote control: control stops operating to conserve power. When you ■...
After you select a source, the screen goes dark for a moment before the image appears. Turning Off the Picture and Sound You can temporarily turn off the image and sound when you want to redirect your audience’s attention. There are two ways to do this: ■...
Stopping Action You can use the remote control to stop the action in your video or computer image. note This function pauses the ■ image, not the sound. Because the source continues ■ to transmit signals, when you resume the action, it won’t be at the point you stopped it.
Controlling the Volume To change the volume, press the control. You can also adjust the volume using the projector’s menu system. See page 54. 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.
3. When you’re done using the pointer, press Customizing the Pointer Tool You can change the appearance of the pointer by choosing from three alternative shapes. 1. Press the 2. Select the shape you want and press 3. Highlight 4. Press Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you connect a computer to the projector with a USB cable, you can...
Use the pointer button to move the pointer on the screen. ■ ■ Press the button once to left-click, or press it twice to Enter double-click. Press the To drag-and-drop, hold down the ■ pointer button to drag the object. When it’s where you want it, release the button.
4. When done, press Setting the Remote Control ID The remote control’s default ID is zero. This lets you operate any note projector. To set it to operate a specific projector, follow these steps: If you’re using a remote control ID other than the 1.
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 ■...
Connecting to a Computer You can connect the projector to any computer that has a standard video output (monitor) port, including desktop models, PC notebook computers, MacBook, PowerBook, and iBook computers, and hand-held devices. If you want to use the projector’s remote control as a wireless mouse to operate your computer during presentations, see page 37.
4. When you’ve finished making any connections, see page 15 for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image. Connecting the Cable for Remote Mouse Control If you’ve connected a computer as described in this chapter (using the port), you can use the projector’s Computer 1 Computer 2...
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 available video output connections: RCA connector (composite video) ■ S-video connector ■ ■ VGA connector (RGB video) ■...
Connecting a Composite Video Source 1. Locate an RCA-style video cable (one is usually provided with your video equipment or you can purchase one from an electronics dealer). 2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your player and the yellow Video 3.
3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 44 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 10). connector on the projector: S-Video instructions on connecting audio cables.
You will need a special cable to connect your component video equipment to the HD15 (VGA-style) connector on the projector. You can order the HD15 to component cable (ELPKC19) from Epson; see page 11 for more information. 1. Locate an HD15 to component video cable or adapter.
Connecting an RGB Video Source 1. Locate the VGA computer cable provided with the projector. note 2. Connect the cable to the video port on your player and Be sure your video player is not a component video source. If you select the wrong source, image quality may suffer.
Connecting an External Monitor If you want to monitor your computer presentation close-up (on a monitor placed beside the projector) as well as on the screen, you can connect an external monitor. You can use it to check on your presentation even if you’ve pressed the to a different picture source.
Playing Sound Through the Projector You can play sound through the projector’s speaker system or attach an external speaker system. To play sound through the projector, follow these steps: 1. Locate the appropriate cable and connect it to the 2. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio output Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment the projector.
Connecting External Speakers You can output sound to external speakers with built-in amplifiers. When you play sound through external speakers, the projector’s built-in speaker system is disabled. 1. Locate the appropriate cable to connect your speakers. Depending on your speakers, you may be able to use a commercially available audio cable with a stereo mini-jack connector on one end and pin jacks on the other end.
Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment...
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 ■...
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 menu does not appear on the 1810p. 2.
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 view a sub-screen for changing Enter the setting. Press the left or right side of the ■...
Adjusting the Image You can use the Image menu to adjust the brightness, sharpness, color, tint, and contrast. 1. Press the 2. Use the note The available settings vary depending on the input source selected. Fine-Tuning the Projector button on the projector or remote control and Menu select the menu.
For matching the color palette of standard sRGB sRGB: computer displays. : For projecting accurate colors on a green Blackboard chalkboard (adjusts the white point). For manual color adjustment (see below). Customized: ■ Brightness Lightens or darkens the overall image. ■...
2. Press the 3. Select 4. Select the color axis you want to adjust and press 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.
2. Use the pointer button to highlight the desired option, then adjust it as needed: ■ Auto Setup Leave this setting to automatically optimize computer images. Turn it off if you want to save adjustments you have made to the Tracking, Sync, and Position settings. ■...
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. Fine-Tuning the Projector Keystone Adjusts the shape of the image if the projector has been tilted...
■ Remote Receiver Deactivates the projector’s front and/or back sensors that detect signals from the remote control. Use this setting to prevent use of the remote control or to stop interference from bright fluorescent lights. ■ Test Pattern Displays a test pattern for use when adjusting the zoom and focus, and when performing keystone correction.
note Network Protect is not available for the 1810p projector. 2. Use the 3. When you see a message asking if you want to change the Hold down 4. Hold down the 5. When you see a confirmation message, reenter the password. To set security options, access the Password Protect screen as described above, and then turn on any of the following options: ■...
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 screen for assistance. See “Where To Get Help”...
Capturing the Image Start by displaying the image you want to use from either a computer or video source, such as a DVD player. Then follow these steps to capture the image and transfer it to the projector: note 1. Press the When you choose an image for the user’s logo, it erases any previously used image.
Choosing When to Display the Image After your image is saved, you can set it to display as the startup screen, the screen you see when there’s no signal, or the screen you see when you press the button (see page 29). A/V Mute 1.
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. ■ ■ ■ ■ Fine-Tuning the Projector 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.
High Altitude Mode 4900 ft (1500 m). ■ Standby Mode This function is not used for the PowerLite 1810p. ■ Projector ID Lets you assign a numeric ID to each projector. When you are using multiple projectors, you can use the ID to select the one you want to operate with the remote control.
Multi-screen Color Adjustment You can match the color of projected images when two or more projectors are being used to display images near each other. For each screen, you can set five levels of brightness and color correction. note 1. Before starting, you may want to assign a numeric ID to each If you use two or more projectors side-by-side, exhaust from adjacent...
Maintaining the Projector the lens clean. You may also need to clean the air filter and vent. A clogged air filter or vent can block ventilation needed to cool the projector. warning The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If any Before you clean any part of other part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.
Cleaning the Lens Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust. 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.
You can remove the air filter to clean both sides (see page 68). 3. If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace the filter as described on page 68. Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766) to obtain a new filter.
It is time to replace the lamp when: of the projector. ■ ■ ■ Lamp warning light Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Request part number V13H010L40. Maintaining the Projector in the Settings menu is set to is set to Brightness Control The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
Follow these steps to replace the lamp and air filter: 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. 2. Let the projector cool for at least an hour (if it has been on). The lamp is extremely hot immediately after use. 3.
5. Hold the lamp as shown and pull it straight out. note The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash. 6. Gently insert the new lamp. (If it doesn’t fit easily, make sure it is 7.
Resetting the Lamp Timer After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the lamp timer using the projector’s menus. 1. Press the button on the remote control or on the Menu projector’s control panel. You see the main menu. 2.
The life span of the lamp is about 2500 hours if the Control 3000 hours if the sure you have a spare lamp handy if the usage hours on this menu are close to the life span of your lamp. Replacing the Batteries caution Replace the batteries in the remote control as described below:...
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 ■...
Using On-Screen Help If the image doesn’t look right or your audio isn’t working, you can get help by pressing the the remote control. 1. Press the 2. Use the 3. Press the 4. To exit the help system, press the If none of the suggestions solve your problem, see additional solutions to problems in the following sections.
Checking Projector Status If your projector isn’t working correctly, first turn it off, wait for it to cool (the light stops flashing orange), and unplug it. Then Power 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.
66. The air filter or vents may be clogged. Clean them or replace the air filter as described on pages 65 to 68. If this does not resolve the problem, contact Epson as described on page 83. Flashing red Power is cut off because of an internal problem.
The power cable may be defective. Disconnect the cable from the ■ outlet and contact Epson as described on page 83. Check to see if the A/V mute slide (lens cover) is closed. ■...
■ You’ve connected a computer and see a blue screen with the message ■ ■ If you’re using a PC notebook: ■ ■ If you’re using Mac OS X: 1. Open 2. Click 3. Click 4. Make sure the 5. Click the 6.
The message Not Supported ■ Make sure the correct input signal is selected in the Signal menu (see page 52). Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA ■ × (1600 1200) and the frequency or refresh rate is supported by the projector (see page 89).
The image contains static or noise. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ The image is blurry. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Solving Problems If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet, or an extension cable, the image quality may be reduced. Keep your computer and video cables away from the power cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
You see vertical bands or the image still looks blurry after trying the solutions in the previous section. If you’re projecting from a computer and displaying an image that ■ contains a lot of fine detail, you may notice vertical bands or some of the characters may look heavy or blurred.
■ ■ ■ ■ There is no sound, or the sound is not loud enough. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Solving Problems Try adjusting the Brightness menu. Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance. The projector’s lamp may need to be replaced. See page 66 for instructions.
Where To Get Help Epson provides these technical support services: Internet Support Visit Epson’s support website for solutions to common problems. You can download utilities and documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions. Visit Presenters Online to access tips, templates, and training for developing successful presentations.
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.
Projector Installation his appendix provides guidelines on installing the projector in a permanent location, such as a theater or conference room. 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: Front projection Rear projection...
The security slot is compatible with Kensington security slot the MicroSaver security systems manufactured by Kensington. You can purchase this lock from Epson (see page 11). Security cable attachment Kensington security slot...
Projection Lamp note Type Lamp life results will vary Power consumption depending upon mode selected, environmental Lamp life conditions, and usage. Turn off this product when Part number not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Remote Control Range Batteries (2) Dimensions...
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 SizeWize technology to display in the projector’s native format (XGA).
Notices his appendix includes safety instructions and other important information about your projector. 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.
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Notices Do not operate the projector in a closed-in cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided. If you are using two or more projectors side-by-side, leave at least 2 feet (60 cm) of space between the projectors to allow for proper ventilation.
■ If the lamp breaks, ventilate the room to prevent gases contained in the lamp from being inhaled or coming in contact with the eyes or mouth. ■ If the projector is mounted overhead and the lamp breaks, be careful to prevent pieces of glass from falling into your eyes when you open the lamp cover.
For Canadian Users This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada. Notices...
Index A/V Mute button, 29 display settings, 59 Accessories, 11 Air filter cleaning, 65 ordering, 11 replacing, 66 to 68 Altitude, 61, 76, 89 Anti-theft device, 11, 15, 86 Aspect ratio, 87 Audio connecting equipment, 44 to 45 controlling volume, 31 problems, troubleshooting, 82 turning off (using A/V Mute), 29 Auto Setup setting, 53...
Game color mode, 26, 50 HDTV images, video formats, 91 Height of image, adjusting, 21 Help, 83 to 84 Help system, using, 74 Help, Epson, 8 High altitude, 61, 76 Index Image adjusting, 21 to 26, 50 to 51 blurry, 80...
display problems, 78 Manuals, 8 Menus changing settings, 48 to 49 default settings, restoring, 49 Image, 50 to 51 Info, 69 to 70 Signal, 52 to 53 User’s Logo, 58 Monitor, connecting, 43 Mouse compatibility, 87 connecting cable for remote, 37 using remote control as, 32 Multiple projectors, controlling, 33 to 34 Multi-screen color adjustment, 62...