Epson PowerLite 1815p User Manual

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  • Page 1 PowerLite ® 1815p 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 ......11 Unpacking the Projector......12 Additional Components.
  • Page 4 Remote Control ......35 Setting the Projector ID......35 Setting the Remote Control ID .
  • Page 5 Presenting Through a Wireless Network Starting EasyMP ........56 Configuring Basic Settings .
  • Page 6 Opening and Closing EMP Monitor ....139 Registering a Projector ......140 Monitoring Your Projectors .
  • Page 7 Cleaning the Lens ....... . 154 Cleaning the Projector Case ......154 Cleaning the Air Filter and Vent.
  • Page 8 Projector Installation ..... . . 185 Technical Specifications ....187 Notices .
  • Page 9: Welcome

    PowerLite 1815p 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, or you can project from a USB storage device, or over an 802.11g, 802.11b, or 802.11a wireless network.
  • Page 10: Using Your Documentation

    Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to Epson support. If you still need help after checking this User’s Guide and the sources listed above, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support service to get help fast. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the PrivateLine card.
  • Page 11: Registration And Warranty

    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 Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and service.
  • Page 12: Unpacking The Projector

    161 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 13. Welcome PDF manual and registration CD-ROM Projector...
  • Page 13: 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) Universal ceiling mount False ceiling plate Security bracket/cabling for gyro lock mounts Adjustable ceiling channel Suspension adapter ®...
  • Page 14 Welcome...
  • Page 15: Displaying And Adjusting The Image

    Follow the guidelines in this chapter for: Positioning the projector ■ ■ Turning on and off the projector ■ Displaying an image Troubleshooting display problems ■ Adjusting the image...
  • Page 16: Positioning The Projector

    185 for details. remain 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 figure below to help you determine placement. Image size increases with distance, but can vary depending on how you position the zoom ring and whether you’ve adjusted the image with other...
  • Page 17: Turning On And Off The Projector

    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 (see page 24).
  • Page 18 30 minutes. This conserves electricity, cools the 2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other projector, and extends the life of the lamp. If you want to start projecting again, press the button.
  • Page 19: Using The Direct Power On Function

    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.
  • Page 20: Shutting Down The Projector

    The Power projection lamp turns off 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 Source Search...
  • Page 21: 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 22 ■ 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.
  • Page 23: 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 the front of the projector. 2. Once the image is positioned where you want it, release the lever to lock the foot in position.
  • Page 24: Focusing And Zooming The Image

    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.
  • Page 25 The Quick Setup adjustment is retained when the projector is turned off. If the projector is installed in a fixed location, you won’t need to repeat the adjustment each time you turn it on. To fine-tune the Quick Setup adjustment, use Quick Corner Using Quick Corner Use Quick Corner to adjust the shape and size of the image when it’s...
  • Page 26 Displaying and Adjusting the Image You see this screen: pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow buttons on the projector) to select the corner you want to adjust, and press Enter pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow buttons on the projector) to adjust the shape.
  • Page 27: Selecting The Color Mode

    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).
  • Page 28: Resizing Video Images

    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.
  • Page 29: Presenting With The Remote Control

    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 30) or as a pointer to highlight your presentation (page 33).
  • Page 30: Using The Remote Control

    On the remote control, there are several Use them to switch between equipment connected to the port identified on each button, or to use EasyMP (PowerLite 1815p only). button Search button on the buttons.
  • Page 31: Turning Off The Picture And Sound

    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: ■...
  • Page 32: Stopping Action

    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.
  • Page 33: Controlling The Volume

    Controlling the Volume To change the volume, press the control. You can also adjust the volume using the projector’s menu system. See page 126. 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.
  • Page 34: Customizing The Pointer Tool

    4. Press Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you connect a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as described on page 40, then select B setting in the Extended menu (see page 133), you can use the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse.
  • Page 35: Setting The Projector Id

    If you’re using more than one projector, you can control all the projectors—or just selected ones—by using the projector ID system. To operate a projector, you have to set the remote control’s ID to match that of the projector. Or you can control all the projectors at once by setting the remote control’s ID to zero.
  • Page 36: Setting The Remote Control Id

    To set it to operate a specific projector, follow these steps: If you’re using a remote control ID other than the 1. Point the remote control at the projector you want to be able to default ID of zero, you have to set the ID each time you turn on the projector.
  • Page 37: Connecting To Computers, Cameras, And Other Equipment

    Cameras, 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. You can also connect the projector to a USB storage device or digital camera, use it with a CompactFlash card, or connect it to your local area network.
  • Page 38: 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. You can also connect a Windows computer to the Type B USB port on the projector (see page 39).
  • Page 39: Connecting To The Usb Port

    Extended menu is set to USB Display 3. Turn on your computer. 4. Locate the USB cable that came with your projector. 5. Connect the square end of the cable to the projector’s Type B (square) USB port. USB cable USB port and project your (see page 133).
  • Page 40: Connecting The Cable For Remote Mouse Control

    Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment your notebook or desktop computer. Messages appear as the projector is recognized and the software installation begins. Epson USB Display software. If you see a “Digital Signature Warning,” select . You will only need to install the Continue software the first time you connect.
  • Page 41: Connecting To Video Equipment

    Windows Vista, Windows XP, 98SE, Me, or 2000, or Mac OS X 10.2.x to 10.4.x. 1. Connect the square end of a USB cable to the projector’s USB port. USB cable 2. Connect the flat end of the cable to any available USB port on your notebook or desktop computer.
  • Page 42 ■ After connecting video cables, you may also want to connect an audio cable to play sound through the projector; see page 48. Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment If your video player has a component video port (three connectors labeled either Y/Cb/Cr or Y/Pb/Pr), see “Connecting a...
  • 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 48 for instructions on connecting audio cables. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 17 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 48 for 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 17 for Connecting to Computers, Cameras, 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

    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 13 for more information. 1. Locate an HD15 to component video cable or adapter.
  • Page 46: Connecting An Rgb Video Source

    3. You may need to change the 4. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 48 for 5. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 17 for Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment...
  • Page 47: Connecting An External Monitor

    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...
  • Page 48: Playing Sound Through The Projector

    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, Cameras, and Other Equipment the projector.
  • Page 49: Connecting External Speakers

    2. Connect the stereo mini-jack end of the audio cable to the port on the projector. 3. Connect the other end of the cable to your speakers. The projector’s internal speaker system is disabled while sound is output to external speakers. You can use the remote control to adjust the volume.
  • Page 50: Connecting To A Digital Camera Or Other Device

    You can connect your digital camera, USB flash memory drive, USB Use a cable less than 10 feet hard drive, or multimedia storage viewer, such as the Epson P-5000 or long and connect the camera Apple iPod. directly to the projector.
  • Page 51: Inserting A Compactflash Card

    To place your files on the card, copy them from your computer to the card using a card reader. If the projector is connected to your local area network, you can also send the files to the card over the network (see page 151).
  • Page 52: Inserting The Wireless 802.11G/B/A Module

    Inserting the Wireless 802.11g/b/a Module caution To use the projector over a wireless network, you need to install the Use only the Epson projector’s wireless LAN module (included). Once the module is 802.11g/b/a wireless module installed, see page 55 to configure the projector and your network.
  • Page 53: Connecting A Network Cable

    Connecting a Network Cable To connect the projector to your local area network (LAN), use a commercially available 100baseTX or 10baseT network cable. To ensure proper data transmission, use a Category 5 shielded cable or better. Connect the cable to the projector and your network port as shown:...
  • Page 54 Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment...
  • Page 55: Presenting Through A Wireless Network

    52. You must also install the EMP NS Connection software as described on page 181 for each computer you want to connect to the projector. Then follow the steps in this chapter to start EasyMP, configure your projector and computer, and...
  • Page 56: Starting Easymp

    802.11 a/b/g module is properly inserted (see page 52). 3. If you’ve already set up your computer and projector for the mode Presenting Through a Wireless Network button. button on the remote control to select EasyMP EasyMP as the source.
  • Page 57: Configuring Basic Settings

    Basic Enter You see the following screen: 4. Make sure the projector has a unique name, so you can identify it when connecting to it from your computer. If you need to rename it, highlight the then press...
  • Page 58: Configuring The Connection

    Menu Ad Hoc mode (computer-to-computer mode) lets you connect just one computer to the projector at a time; it’s easy to set up, and the only equipment you need is a computer with a wireless (802.11g, 802.11b, or 802.11a) network card or adapter, or a ®...
  • Page 59: Using Ad Hoc Mode

    ■ Access Point mode (infrastructure mode) lets multiple computers access the projector at the same time and easily trade off control over the projector. To use Access Point mode, you need a wireless (802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g) access point or an AirPort Extreme (or AirPort) base station, and one or more computers with wireless network cards or adapters.
  • Page 60 Finish Enter Note that the ESSID is case-sensitive (if you enter the name in uppercase on the projector, you must type it the same way on the computer connecting to the projector). , and then select Setup complete to save the changes.
  • Page 61 Configuring the Network Settings for Windows Before connecting to the projector, you need to make sure the settings for your notebook’s or PC’s network card match the settings you entered for the projector. 1. Access your wireless network Properties window. For example, in...
  • Page 62 2. Right-click the 3. Click the 4. Click the Presenting Through a Wireless Network Wireless Network Connection . You see a screen similar to this: Properties button. Configure tab. You see a screen similar to this: Advanced icon and select Click here...
  • Page 63 General adapter is enabled. 7. When you’re done, click Now you’re ready to connect to the projector. See “Projecting Over a Network” on page 81. Setting Up Your Mac for Ad Hoc Mode Your AirPort software is automatically configured to allow your Mac to detect both computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) and Access Point networks.
  • Page 64 6. Click projector. 7. Click the AirPort icon on the menu bar at the top of the Mac 8. Check to make sure AirPort is turned on. 9. Select your projector’s ESSID. Presenting Through a Wireless Network Automatic Network Port Configurations menu.
  • Page 65: Using Access Point Mode

    5. If your network is using 802.11a, use the the remote control to highlight select it. 6. To enable your computer to find the projector on the network, you need to enter the SSID name of your access point or AirPort network in the text box.
  • Page 66 Enter Note that the ESSID is case-sensitive (if you enter the name in uppercase on the projector, you must type it the same way on the computer connecting to the projector). . Otherwise, turn off DHCP and enter the following...
  • Page 67 Configuring the Network Settings for Windows Before connecting to the projector, you need to make sure the settings for your computer’s wireless card or adapter match the settings you entered for the projector.
  • Page 68 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 like this: Advanced Click here...
  • Page 69 ■ Set the Network Type to Set the SSID to match the name assigned to the access point ■ (which should also match the projector’s ESSID). Make sure Encryption is ■ encryption on the projector. 6. Click the...
  • Page 70 9. Select 10. If your access point uses DHCP, select note For specific details about your network, please consult your network administrator. note If you don’t know your gateway or access point address, see page 72. 11. When you’re done, click 12.
  • Page 71 Configure point. 14. When you’re done making settings, click box. Now you’re ready to connect to the projector. See “Projecting Over a Network” on page 81. icon next to it, and type the name of your access to close the dialog...
  • Page 72 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 wireless connection to the access point is currently active, as described gateway address using this in the previous section.
  • Page 73 Typically, you only need to select your AirPort network name from the AirPort status menu on the Mac menu bar. If you’re having problems connecting to the projector, follow these steps: 1. From the Apple pull-down menu, select 2. Click the icon.
  • Page 74 IP address, and the first three segments 9. If you turned DHCP on in your projector’s advanced menu, click of the projector’s IP address are identical to the first three segments of the base station’s IP address.
  • Page 75: Using Wireless Security Options

    LEAP, EAP, or PEAP authentication. To set these security features up on your wireless network, see your documentation or get help from your network administrator. See the following sections to enable the security option on your projector: ■ “Enabling WEP Encryption” below “Enabling WPA Security”...
  • Page 76 4. Press 5. For the WEP encryption setting, highlight 6. For Format, highlight 7. If you chose note Text input for WEP encryption varies with different access points; check with your network administrator. Try ASCII first. If that doesn’t work, and then Text2 Text3...
  • Page 77: Enabling Wpa Security

    option and press . When you’re done, highlight Enter press Enter 8. 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 26 characters, from 0 to 9 and from A to F.
  • Page 78 4. Press 5. When you’re done making these settings, select Presenting Through a Wireless Network You see the following screen: to show the menu, then choose Enter and press WPA-PSK(AES) Enter Highlight the (pre-shared key) text box and press Press the pointer button to select individual letters;...
  • Page 79: Enabling Eap, Leap, Or Peap Authentication

    Enabling EAP, LEAP, or PEAP Authentication 1. Press . Highlight Menu Network 2. Choose Network Configuration 3. Highlight , then press Security You see the following screen: 4. Press to show the menu, then choose Enter EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2 LEAP and press EAP-FAST/GTC 5.
  • Page 80: Enabling Eap-Tls Certificate Validation

    6. When you’re done making these settings, select Enabling EAP-TLS Certificate Validation 1. Press 2. Choose 3. Highlight Presenting Through a Wireless Network Highlight the text box and press User name pointer button to select individual letters; then press input a character. To add a blank space or to navigate backward and forward through the input text, highlight the arrows and press .
  • Page 81: Projecting Over A Network

    Menu Projecting Over a Network Once you’ve started EasyMP and set up your projector and computer in either Ad Hoc (Quick) mode or Access Point (Advanced) mode, or in the optional wired LAN mode, as described on page 136, follow these steps to start NS Connection and project over the network.
  • Page 82 Presenting Through a Wireless Network Choose a connection mode and click make an exception for the projector and allow projection. You see the screen below. (If you have previously started NS Connection, this may be the first screen you see.)
  • Page 83 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 status is indicated next to each projector’s name. 5. Once the name of your projector appears, select it and click .
  • Page 84: Solving Connection Problems

    173. 3. Make sure you aren’t projecting one of the EasyMP configuration note 4. Make sure the ESSID for your projector matches the SSID for The AirPort network name may be different than the AirPort base station name.
  • Page 85: Using The Control Bar

    7. If you still don’t see your projector, follow the instructions in “Connecting in Advanced Connection Mode” on page 86 to connect to the projector. Using the Control Bar From the control bar, you can access these NS Connection features: Displays the Select target projector dialog box.
  • Page 86: Connecting In Advanced Connection Mode

    Connecting in Advanced Connection Mode 1. Click 2. Enter the IP address or the projector name for the projector you 3. Click the projector you want to connect to and click the Presenting Through a Wireless Network on the NS Connection screen.
  • Page 87: Enabling Network Security

    LAN. Use the firewall function provided with your OS. The security functions that can be used with this projector vary depending on the connection mode: ■...
  • Page 88 Enabling Data Encryption 1. Click 2. Click the 3. Select the 4. Click Presenting Through a Wireless Network on the main screen. Set options tab. General Settings Encrypt communications checkbox.
  • Page 89 (see page 75). For network setting details, follow the directions from your network administrator. If using EAP, you need to make settings at the projector that match the authentication server settings. Check with your network administrator for details on RADIUS settings.
  • Page 90: Multi-Screen Projection

    Multi-screen Projection When using Multi-screen display, you can set each projector to note display a section of the screen or image, to create a single image For a Mac, you have to spanning a large area. Make sure the projectors are at least 3.6 feet connect a monitor to the apart to avoid overheating.
  • Page 91 2. Click Display properties 3. Drag the monitor icons to arrange the positions of the displays. 4. Close the Display Preferences (Windows) or System Preferences (Macintosh), when you are done arranging the display numbers. Presenting Through a Wireless Network...
  • Page 92: Projecting Video Clips

    720 × 480 NTSC or 1. Click the 720 × 756 PAL (without audio). 2. If you are connected to more than one projector, select the one Presenting Through a Wireless Network menu under Display button when you are ready to project the Connect image.
  • Page 93: Using Special Presentation Modes

    5. When you’re finished projecting video, click the the screen. Using Special Presentation Modes Your projector provides several features that allow you to show presentation slides to your audience and hide other activity on your laptop. Both work with PowerPoint in Windows and Keynote Macintosh.
  • Page 94: Using Presentation Mode

    Follow these steps to set up and use Presenter View: 1. Make sure you have at least one EPSON Virtual Display enabled. 2. Launch NS Connection as described on page 81.
  • Page 95 , then click Use multi-display 4. On the Display Properties screen in Windows, make sure your Epson Projector Virtual Display Driver is selected, then check Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor In the Mac OS X Displays program, select the...
  • Page 96 5. Set your projector to Display 2 (or the Virtual Display Driver you selected in step 4) in NS Connection, then click Connect 6. Open your presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote. 7. In Keynote, select Preferences Presenting Through a Wireless Network...
  • Page 97 Set Up Show 8. In Keynote, set the Presentation Mode to display In PowerPoint, set the Multiple monitors box to (or the monitor associated with your Epson show on Monitor 2 Virtual Display) and check 9. Start your slideshow. The projector displays the slides, and your laptop displays your notes and controls.
  • Page 98 Presenting Through a Wireless Network...
  • Page 99: Presenting From A Usb Drive, Camera, Or Compactflash Card

    PowerPoint files, image files, and MPEG videos. When a CompactFlash card is inserted and the projector is on a network, you can also transfer files to the card over the network. See page 51 for instructions.
  • Page 100: Presenting Files From A Usb Drive Or Compactflash Card

    Follow these steps to display images or play movies: 1. Connect your external drive or insert your CompactFlash 2. Turn on the projector, if it is not already on. 3. Select EasyMP as the source by pressing the 4. If your files are in a folder, use the Presenting from a USB Drive, Camera, or CompactFlash Card memory card (see page 50).
  • Page 101: Presenting Image Files From A Digital Camera

    1. Connect your digital camera (see page 50). 2. Turn on your digital camera. 3. Turn on the projector, if it is not already on. 4. Select EasyMP as the source by pressing the the remote control. If your camera complies with the DCIM standard, you’ll see a...
  • Page 102: Creating A Slideshow On The Fly

    CompactFlash memory card. Then follow these steps: 1. Connect your external drive (see page 50) or insert your 2. Turn on the projector, if it is not already on. 3. Select EasyMP as the source by pressing the Presenting from a USB Drive, Camera, or CompactFlash Card .
  • Page 103: Controlling Your Slideshow

    You see your files displayed on the screen: 4. Use the pointer button on the remote control to highlight the folder containing your images and press 5. From the pop-up menu, use the pointer to select and press . (Or highlight the Enter bottom of the screen and press the folder are presented as a slideshow.
  • Page 104: Changing Timing And Other Settings

    After making a selection, press Enter ■ Mode switching Lets you choose the mode to use when presenting slideshows, movies, or images, or editing a scenario on the projector. , a drop-down menu appears whenever you Guide mode select an item and press Enter...
  • Page 105: Creating A Scenario

    Dissolve or Wipe. 4. When you’re done, highlight are permanently saved with each folder—even if you turn off the projector or disconnect the drive or camera. Creating a Scenario A scenario is a combination of images, movies, and/or audio files that you can present from a USB drive.
  • Page 106: Converting A Powerpoint File To A Scenario

    Converting a PowerPoint File to a Scenario Follow these steps to convert a PowerPoint file to a scenario. Once the scenario is created, you can set up transitions as described on page 111. 1. Make sure the EMP SlideMaker program is closed. 2.
  • Page 107: Creating A Scenario From Scratch

    The default location for the scenario file and folder is in the ■ \Program Files\EMP SlideMaker2 choose a new location. icon on your computer’s All Programs > Epson folder. Click Browse Presenting from a USB Drive, Camera, or CompactFlash Card note...
  • Page 108 3. Click Continue with the instructions in the next section to build your scenario. 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 ■...
  • Page 109 Follow these steps: 1. Use the navigation tools on the left side of the EMP SlideMaker 2 screen to locate the files you want to include in your scenario. PowerPoint, JPEG, bitmap, and movie files appear as icons in the file window.
  • Page 110 3. Drag and drop the files you want to include in your scenario from note Transition effects created in PowerPoint look smoother than those you add with EMP SlideMaker 2. 4. Continue dragging files into the scenario window to build your 5.
  • Page 111 6. When you’re done, click the the File menu. Then see page 114 to transfer the scenario to your USB drive or CompactFlash card. Setting Up Transitions EMP SlideMaker 2 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.
  • Page 112 3. Click Click to change slides manually 4. Choose how you want to advance to the next cell. 5. To add a transition effect (such as a dissolve, fade, or wipe), select note Transition effects look smoother when you create 6.
  • Page 113 Checking Your Scenario You can play your scenario before you transfer it to a USB drive to make sure it looks and sounds the way you want it to. 1. Use the navigation tools in the folders window to locate the scenario file you want to review.
  • Page 114: Transferring Your Scenario To A Usb Drive Or Compactflash Card

    Transferring Your Scenario to a USB Drive or CompactFlash Card note Once your scenario is saved, you can transfer it to a USB drive or Don’t use Windows to copy CompactFlash memory card. Be sure to use the transfer process the scenario to your USB described below to ensure that the scenario plays properly: drive or memory card, or it...
  • Page 115 The autorun setting means that the scenario will start playing whenever the projector is turned on (with the drive connected to the projector). 7. Do one of the following: If you don’t want the scenario to run automatically, click ■...
  • Page 116: Presenting Scenarios

    CompactFlash card containing the scenario to your projector (see page 51). The follow these steps to present your scenario: 1. Turn on the projector, if it’s not already on. 2. Select EasyMP as the source by pressing the note 3. Use the Your files may take up more than one screen.
  • Page 117: Controlling Your Scenario

    Controlling Your Scenario While your scenario is running, use the remote control as follows: ■ Press Enter Page down slide, or image, or to begin playing a movie. ■ Press to display the previous slide or image, or to Page up replay a movie.
  • Page 118: Supported File Formats

    Extension Notes .sit These are scenario files created using the EMP SlideMaker 2 program that is included with the projector. .bmp Images with a resolution greater than 1024 × 768 cannot be projected. .gif Images with a resolution greater than 1024 ×...
  • Page 119: 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 120: 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 2. Use the 3. Once you’ve selected the menu, use the Fine-Tuning the Projector remote control or on the projector.
  • Page 121: 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 122: Adjusting The Image

    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. You see the Image menu screen. Image pointer button to highlight the desired option, then adjust it as needed: ■...
  • Page 123: Six-Axis Color Adjustment

    Customized sRGB Fine-Tuning the Projector note setting Brightness changes the opacity of the projector’s LCD panels. You can also change the lamp’s brightness. Select in the Brightness Control Settings menu, then choose (the default High setting is...
  • Page 124: Adjusting Signal Settings

    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. Adjusting Signal Settings...
  • Page 125 16:9 to accommodate 16:9 (Down) is the default setting for a Normal note You can also use the remote control’s button to Auto automatically reset the projector’s Tracking, Sync, and Position settings. See page 171 for details. Fine-Tuning the Projector...
  • Page 126: 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 127: Using The Projector Security Features

    Displays a test pattern for use when adjusting the zoom and focus, and when performing keystone correction. Using the Projector Security Features To prevent unauthorized use of the projector, you can do the following: ■ Assign a password. You can use the password to prevent the projector from being turned on, prevent your custom startup screen from being changed, and lock network settings.
  • Page 128 Power On Protect After the projector is plugged in and turned on, you must enter a password to use the projector. For details, see page 129. to prevent your custom screen and display User’s Logo Protect...
  • Page 129: 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 screen for assistance. See “Where To Get Help”...
  • Page 130: Capturing The Image

    Start by displaying the image you want to use from either a computer or video source, such as a DVD player or digital camera. 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...
  • Page 131: Disabling The Projector's Buttons

    Disabling the Projector’s Buttons When you enable the Operation Lock function, you can lock all the projector’s buttons, or all buttons except the remote control can still be used to operate the projector. 1. Press the button, highlight the Menu Enter 2.
  • Page 132: 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. ■ ■ ■ ■ Fine-Tuning the Projector Display...
  • Page 133 USB-connected computer (see page 40). ■ 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. See page 35 for instructions.
  • Page 134: Multi-Screen Color Adjustment

    Enter Match the brighter projector to the darker one. adjust and match the B/Y correction for all levels. to match projector 3 to projector 2, then match projector 4 to projector 3, and so on. for two projectors. to match the darker projector to...
  • Page 135: Managing Projectors

    EMP NS Connection. Then connect and configure each projector you want to monitor. You can connect the projector wirelessly in Access Point mode (see page 65) or over a wired network as described here. This chapter covers the following information: Connecting your projector to a wired network ■...
  • Page 136: Connecting To A Wired Network

    Follow these steps to connect the projector to your network and configure it with an IP address. 1. Connect the projector to your network using a commercially 2. Point the remote control at the projector and press the P 3. Press the 4. Press the 5.
  • Page 137: Using Projector E-Mail Alerts

    , and then select Setup complete want to save the changes. Press Using Projector E-mail Alerts When this feature is enabled, the projector sends you an e-mail alert if it has any problems. 1. Press the button on the remote control, select the...
  • Page 138 4. Highlight 5. Enter the IP address for the SMTP server for the projector. note If a critical problem develops with a projector which 6. Enter the SMTP server’s port number. The default value is 25. causes it to suddenly stop...
  • Page 139: Using Emp Monitor

    To start EMP Monitor, click Start > Programs EPSON Projector > EMP Monitor If you’ve added the program to the Startup programs folder, then it may already be open. If so, click the icon in the system tray on the...
  • Page 140: Registering A Projector

    Registering a Projector Before you can monitor a projector, you have to register it. Follow these steps to automatically search for your projector(s). 1. Open EMP Monitor as described above. You see this screen: 2. Select Edit > New > Projector (automatic search)
  • Page 141 Search network. Any projectors found on the network are listed as shown below: 4. Select the projector you want to add by clicking its name, then click the button. Edit You see this screen:...
  • Page 142: Monitoring Your Projectors

    (plugged in but not turned they are projecting an image, and if a problem occurs. on), you must select as the Network On For detailed status information, right-click the projector in question setting in Standby Mode and click the projector’s Extended menu (see page 133).
  • Page 143 Group status icons No warnings or problems. All projectors in the group are operating normally. Warning or problem. A projector in the group has a warning or problem. Monitoring disabled. Right click the icon and select Monitoring Enabled to begin monitoring the group.
  • Page 144 Power status icons Temperature level status icons Error status icons Managing Projectors The projector is powered on and its status is normal. The projector is powered off and its status is normal. The projector is powered on and its status is abnormal.
  • Page 145 High internal temperature error. The projector is turned off automatically. Internal (system) error. Contact Epson as described on page 178. Fan error. Contact Epson as described on page 178. Sensor error. Contact Epson as described on page 178. Other error. Contact Epson as described on page 178.
  • Page 146: Controlling Your Projectors

    Controlling Your Projectors The control buttons in the upper-right let you turn the projector on note and off and select video sources. (Hold the mouse pointer over a To turn on a projector when button to see a description of its meaning.) Make sure you’ve selected it’s in standby mode...
  • Page 147: Configuring The Monitoring Interval

    2. Enter the desired Update interval and click Using E-mail Alerts You can set up e-mail alerts to warn you of problems with the projector. Follow the steps below: 1. Open EMP Monitor. 2. From the Tool menu, select . You see this...
  • Page 148: Understanding The Notification Messages

    7. Click the 8. When you’re done, click the Understanding the Notification Messages If a projector experiences a problem, EMP Monitor sends an e-mail note message to each of the addresses you entered in the Set mail If a projector develops a notification function window.
  • Page 149: Using A Browser To Monitor The Projector

    Using a Browser to Monitor the Projector If your projector is connected to a network, you can use a standard web browser to monitor and control it. 1. Make sure that the projector is set up for your network, as described on page 58.
  • Page 150 Use the controls at the bottom of the screen just as you would the corresponding remote control buttons. Choose a source, stop the action, turn off the picture and sound, or turn the projector’s power on or off. Managing Projectors If you set a Web control password in the projector’s Network...
  • Page 151: Transferring Files By Ftp

    (see page 51). Then you can use the projector’s PC Free feature to present images and movies (see page 100). You can use any FTP client software to send files to the projector. For example, you can connect to the projector using the Finder on a Macintosh.
  • Page 152 Managing Projectors...
  • Page 153: 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 154: 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 155: Cleaning The Air Filter And Vent

    You can remove the air filter to clean both sides (see page 158). 3. If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace the filter as described on page 158. Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766) to obtain a new filter.
  • Page 156: Replacing The Lamp And Air Filter

    ■ ■ ■ 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 Brightness Control The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
  • Page 157 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.
  • Page 158 7. Once the lamp is fully inserted, tighten its screws. 8. Replace the lamp cover, then tighten its screw. 9. Slide out the air filter on the bottom of the projector and 10. Slide in the new air filter until it clicks in place.
  • Page 159: 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 pointer button on the remote control (or the arrow buttons on the projector) to highlight You see this screen: 3.
  • Page 160: Replacing The Batteries

    ■ Remove the batteries if you won’t be using the projector for a long period of time. 4. Position the cover as shown, then Maintaining the Projector setting in the Settings menu is set to Brightness Control battery cover as you lift the cover off.
  • Page 161: Transporting The Projector

    If you do not have the original packaging, use equivalent materials, placing plenty of cushioning around 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.
  • Page 162 Maintaining the Projector...
  • Page 163: 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 164: Using On-Screen Help

    ? Help projector. You see the Help menu: pointer button on the remote control or the navigational buttons on the projector to highlight menu items. button on the remote control or on the projector Enter to select the menu item.
  • Page 165: Checking Projector Status

    Status lights Light Status Description Orange The projector is in sleep or standby mode. You can unplug it or press the Flashing green The projector is warming up. Wait for the image to appear. Green The projector is operating normally.
  • Page 166 156. The air filter or vents may be clogged. Clean them or replace the air filter as described on pages 155 to 158. If this does not resolve the problem, contact Epson as described on page 178. Flashing red Power is cut off because of an internal problem.
  • Page 167: Solving Projector Operation Problems

    The power cable may be defective. Disconnect the cable from the ■ outlet and contact Epson as described on page 178. Check to see if the A/V mute slide (lens cover) is closed. ■...
  • Page 168 If you’ve connected a computer and one or more video sources, you may need to press the Source Search projector or one of the source buttons on the remote control to select the correct source. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the button.
  • Page 169 ■ × (1600 1200) and the frequency or refresh rate is supported by the projector (see page 189). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution setting. Only part of the computer image is displayed. Press the button on the remote control.
  • Page 170 154. Adjust the focus using the focus ring (see page 24). If the projector is angled sharply toward the screen, it may not be possible to focus the entire image. Move the projector to position it more directly in front of the screen.
  • Page 171 Press the button on the remote control or the projector to reset the projector’s Tracking, Sync, and Position settings. If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the ■...
  • Page 172 Brightness menu. Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance. The projector’s lamp may need to be replaced. See page 156 for instructions. Make sure the correct input signal is selected in the Signal menu (see page 125).
  • Page 173: Solving Network Problems

    You can’t connect to the projector using NS Connection. ■ Make sure the wireless network module is installed correctly in the projector; see page 52. If you have to reinstall the module, restart NS Connection or the program will not be able to detect the projector.
  • Page 174 Start the AirPort Admin utility, select your base station, click and click Configure Show All Settings If you set up your projector to connect in DHCP mode, turn on Distribute IP Addresses Share a Single IP Address If you’re using AirPort and DHCP is turned off on your projector’s Access Point mode advanced settings screen, make sure...
  • Page 175: Solving Easymp Problems

    Try resetting your access point or base station, then restart NS Connection. If you’re using AirPort, the projector’s ESSID should match the ■ AirPort network name, not the name of the AirPort base station.
  • Page 176 AC-3 audio cannot be played back. If your MPEG2 movie stops playing, check the light on the projector’s wireless module. If the light doesn’t come on, turn off the projector and reinstall the module. Movie files included in a PowerPoint presentation can’t be played back in a scenario.
  • Page 177: 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 160. 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 178: 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 179: Purchase Supplies And Accessories

    Description of the problem ■ Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase screens 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).
  • Page 180 Solving Problems...
  • Page 181: Software Installation

    EasyMP features—for presenting over a wireless network, transferring PowerPoint presentations to a memory card, and monitoring the projector from a remote location. Epson Projector Software CD-ROM includes EMP Monitor and EMP Network Manager for presenting and monitoring the projector from a remote location.
  • Page 182: Mac System Requirements

    Mac System Requirements Before you install the software, make sure your Mac meets the note following requirements: You can present over a wireless network from ■ Mac OS X using EMP NS Connection. However, ■ EMP SlideMaker and EMP Monitor are available only for Windows.
  • Page 183: Installing The Software On A Mac

    Display selection by accessing menu and selecting Add-Remove EPSON Virtual Display. If you see a message that the Epson Projector Support Driver has not passed Windows Logo testing, click you have selected multiple Virtual Displays, you will see this message several times.
  • Page 184 Software Installation...
  • Page 185: Projector Installation

    Projection upside-down (see page 132). If you’re mounting the projector on the ceiling and you place it above screen level, you’ll have to tilt the projector down to position the image on the screen. This causes the image to lose its square shape.
  • Page 186 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 13). Security cable attachment Kensington security slot...
  • Page 187: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications General Type of display Epson poly-silicon TFT active matrix Resolution (native format) 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Color reproduction 16.8 million colors Brightness 3500 lumens (High Brightness mode) 2700 lumens (Low Brightness mode) Contrast ratio 500:1 Image size...
  • Page 188: Projection Lamp

    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 Height Width Depth Weight...
  • Page 189: Safety And Approvals

    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).
  • Page 190 Compatible video formats Mode VGA EGA VGA—60 VESA—72 VESA—75 VESA—85 VGA—120 SVGA—56 SVGA—60 SVGA—72 SVGA—75 SVGA—85 SVGA—120 XGA—60 XGA—70 XGA—75 XGA—85 XGA—120 SXGA1—70 SXGA1—75 SXGA1—85 SXGA1—120 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...
  • Page 191 Compatible video formats (continued) Mode Refresh Rate (Hz) NTSC NTSC 4:43 N-PAL M-PAL PAL—60 SECAM HDTV (720p) HDTV (720p) HDTV (1080i) HDTV (1080i) TV480i TV625i SDTV (480p) SDTV (576p) Resolution — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 192 Technical Specifications...
  • Page 193: Notices

    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.
  • Page 194 If smoke, strange odors, or strange noises come from the projector. If the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. If liquid or foreign objects get inside the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water.
  • Page 195: Fcc Compliance Statement

    ■ 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.
  • Page 196: For Canadian Users

    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...
  • Page 197: Index

    Capturing image, 130 Carrying case, 12 Ceiling mount, 13, 185 Certificate validation, 80 to 81 Cleaning air filter, 155 lens, 154 projector case, 154 CMYK color format, 118 Color correcting, 27 multi-screen adjustment, 134 problems, 171 to 172 saturation, 123...
  • Page 198 Digital camera connecting to, 50 projecting images from, 101 to 102 Direct Power On, 19 Display order setting, 105 Distance from projector to screen, 16, 187 Documentation, 10 DPOF, 118 Drive, external, 100 to 101 DVD player, connecting, 41 to 46...
  • Page 199 HDTV images, video formats, 191 Height of image, adjusting, 23 Help, 178 to 179 Help system, using, 164 Help, Epson, 10 High altitude, 133, 166 Image adjusting, 23 to 28, 122 to 123 blurry, 170 capturing and saving in projector, 130...
  • Page 200 Picture, see Image png, 118 Pointer shape, 126 Pointer tool, using, 33 to 34 Positioning image, 23 projector, 16 to 17, 185 to 186 Power button, 19 specifications, 188 status light, 19, 165 to 166 PowerPoint files adding slides to a scenario, 108 to 110...
  • Page 201 163 to 166 turning off, 20 turning on, 17 to 19 unpacking, 12 viewing information about, 159 to 160 Projector ID, setting, 35 to 36 Quick Corner, 25, 126 Raising image, 23 Rear-screen projection, 132, 185 Registration, 11 Remote control...
  • Page 202 110 converting PowerPoint files, 105 to 106 creating, 105 to 112 default location, 108 exiting, 103, 117 presenting on the projector, 116 to 117 previewing, 113 problems, 175 to 176 rearranging, 110 running automatically, 114 to 115 transferring to drive, 114 to 115...
  • Page 203 EasyMP problems, 175 to 177 image and sound problems, 167 to 172 network problems, 173 to 175 no signal, 21, 168 projector problems, 163 to 166 remote control problems, 177 tapered image, 24 to 27 wireless projection problems, 84 to 85,...

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