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  • Page 1 Epson PowerLite 732c/740c ® ® 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 .
  • Page 4 Connecting to Video Equipment ..... 39 Playing Sound Through the Projector ....44 Contents Replacing the Batteries .
  • Page 5 Cleaning the Lens ....... . 60 Cleaning the Projector Case ......60 Cleaning the Air Filters and Vents .
  • Page 6 Projector Installation ..... . . 81 Technical Specifications ....83 General .
  • Page 7: Welcome

    Epson PowerLite 732c/740c is an easy-to-use projector that weighs less than 4 pounds. The projector offers up to 2500 lumens (740c) or 2000 lumens (732c) of brightness. You can connect it to a wide range of computers and video sources.
  • Page 8: Using Your Documentation

    Built-in help system Provides assistance for common problems. Available from the button on the projector or the remote control. See page 68 Help for details. Download FAQs and e-mail your questions to Epson support. ® ® Support card. Keep the kit...
  • Page 9: Registration And Warranty

    Start Here kit for details. To register, simply fill out the registration card included in your Start Here kit 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 10: Unpacking The Projector

    After unpacking the projector, make sure you have all the parts shown below: 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: Optional Accessories

    800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766) or browse our catalog of products at, select the product you are interested in, and click “Where to Buy.” To purchase online, please visit the Epson Store at (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for a reseller referral.
  • Page 12 Welcome...
  • Page 13: Displaying And Adjusting The Image

    Follow the guidelines in this chapter for: Positioning the projector Turning the projector on and selecting the image source Troubleshooting display problems Adjusting the image Turning off the projector...
  • Page 14: Positioning The Projector

    81 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 15 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: Projecting The Image

    Follow these steps to turn on the projector: from overheating. 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Plug one end of the power cable into the projector, and the other Displaying and Adjusting the Image end into an electrical outlet. light comes on.
  • Page 17: Selecting The Image Source

    Power the 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 18: Troubleshooting Display Problems

    Source Search projector’s control panel or Search 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 keyboard that lets you display on an external monitor. It may be...
  • Page 19 See your computer’s documentation or online help for details. If you’re using Macintosh OS X: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: ®...
  • Page 20 If you’re using OS 8.6 to OS 9.x: You may need to set up your system to display on the projector screen as well as the LCD screen. Follow these steps: 1. From the Apple menu, select 2. Click the 3.
  • Page 21: 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 blue 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 22: Focusing And Zooming Your Image

    Even if the projector is slightly tilted (within a range of 30° up or down for the PowerLite 732c or 15° up or down for the PowerLite 740c), the projector has an automatic keystone correction function that detects and corrects vertical keystone distortion.
  • Page 23 To adjust your image when it is wider on the top or bottom, do the following: Press one of the two triangular buttons on the projector’s control panel, as shown below. Continue pressing the button until you are satisfied with the shape of the image.
  • Page 24: Correcting Computer Images

    Auto works only with computer images. If the adjust the tracking or sync using the projector’s Signal menu. See page 50 for more information. Shutting Down the Projector note You can set the projector to When you’ve finished using the projector, follow the recommended automatically turn off the procedure to shut it down.
  • Page 25: Using The Direct Power On Function

    After the projector has cooled, the projector beeps twice, the orange light stays on, and the exhaust fan shuts off. If you want to turn the projector on again, wait until the orange light stops flashing. Then press the P 4.
  • Page 26 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 note (page 29) or as a pointer to highlight your presentation (page 34).
  • Page 28: Using The Remote Control

    4. Position the cover as shown, then 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 feature is useful if you want to temporarily redirect your audience’s attention. You can have the screen turn black when you press the button. You can also have an image, such as a company logo, display on the screen (see page 55).
  • 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 52. buttons E-Zoom button to enlarge the selected...
  • Page 32: Resizing Video Images

    DVDs in 16:9 widescreen format. For computer images, resizing is normally unnecessary, since the projector automatically resizes the image to make the best use of the display area. If you press the control, the projector displays the image at the output resolution of the computer (which makes the image larger or smaller, depending on its resolution).
  • Page 33: Operating Your Computer With The Remote Control

    Operating Your Computer with the Remote Control If you’ve connected a computer to the projector with a USB cable, as described on page 38, 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 34: 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 35: 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:...
  • Page 36: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer note If you connect a Windows- You can connect the PowerLite projector to any computer that has a based computer to the standard video output (monitor) port, including desktop models, projector, you may see a PC notebook and notebook computers, Macintosh PowerBooks and...
  • Page 37: Using The Macintosh Desktop Adapter

    If so, you’ll need to use the Macintosh desktop adapter to connect the VGA cable to your computer. This is available from Epson (see page 11). 1. To use the adapter, remove its cover as shown and set its DIP switches according to the resolution you want to use, such as 16-inch mode.
  • Page 38: Connecting The Cable For Remote Mouse Control

    1. Locate the USB cable that came with your projector. have been upgraded from an earlier version of Windows. 2. Connect the square end of the cable to the projector’s note For details on using the remote control in place of your computer’s mouse, see...
  • Page 39: Connecting To Video Equipment

    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: If your video player has a yellow RCA-style video output connector, see “Connecting a Composite Video Source”...
  • Page 40: Connecting A Composite Video Source

    2. Connect the cable to the yellow video output connector on your 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 16 or...
  • Page 41: Connecting An S-Video Source

    Connecting an S-Video Source 1. Locate an S-Video cable (one is usually provided with your video equipment or you can purchase one from Epson; see page 10). 2. Connect the cable to the S-Video connector on your player and connector on the projector: S-Video 3.
  • Page 42: Connecting A Component Video Source

    You will need a component-to-VGA video cable or a component video-to-VGA adapter for this connection. You can order this cable (ELPKC19) from Epson; see page 11 for more information. 1. Locate a component-to-VGA video cable or adapter. 2. Connect the cable to your player and the blue...
  • Page 43: Connecting An Rgb Video Source

    2. Connect the cable to the video port on your player and Computer/Component 3. If you want to play sound through the projector, see page 44 for instructions on connecting audio cables. 4. If you don’t need to make any other connections, see page 16 for instructions on turning on the projector and adjusting the image.
  • Page 44: 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 2. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio output Connecting to Computers and Other Equipment the projector.
  • Page 45: 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 46: 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 47: 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 48: Adjusting The Image

    You can use the Image menu to adjust the brightness, sharpness, color, tint, and contrast. 1. Press the 2. Use the Fine-Tuning the Projector button on the projector or remote control and Menu select the menu. You see the Image menu screen. Image...
  • Page 49: Adjusting Signal Settings

    Color Mode setting.) sRGB Adjusting Signal Settings Although the projector normally detects and optimizes the input signal automatically, you can use the Signal menu to make manual adjustments. In addition to changing the position of the projected image, you can correct tracking and sync for computer images, or change the aspect ratio to widescreen format for video images.
  • Page 50 If this option isn’t available, try projecting black text on a white background. Fine-Tuning the Projector pointer button to highlight the desired option, then adjust it as needed: Auto Setup Leave this setting to automatically optimize the computer image.
  • Page 51: 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. Keystone Squares up the shape of the image after the projector has been tilted upward. If you notice lines or edges looking jagged after adjusting the shape, decrease the Sharpness setting (see page 48).
  • Page 52: Using The Projector Security Features

    To prevent unauthorized use of the projector, you can do the following: 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 AV/Mute screen. Unauthorized users cannot turn it off or change it. This feature is intended to discourage theft and provides a way to identify the projector should it be stolen.
  • Page 53 (from 0 to 9999) that you want the password feature disabled. If you want the projector to request the password every time it is turned on, set the timer to . Follow...
  • Page 54: 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. Fine-Tuning the Projector The countdown for the elapsed time begins as soon as you close the Password Protect menu.
  • Page 55: 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.
  • Page 56: Choosing When To Display The Image

    Enter Save image as user’s logo? and press . Saving the logo may take a few moments. Enter Do not use your projector, remote control, or video source while the logo is being saved. Completed menu screen. A/V Mute button, highlight the...
  • Page 57: Disabling The Projector's Buttons

    5. Press the button to exit. Menu 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. Display...
  • Page 58 Standby Mode The PowerLite 740c does not support Standby Mode. Link 21L Enable this setting if you want to be able to control the projector from a USB-connected computer. Language Select from nine languages to be used for the projector menus.
  • Page 59: Maintaining The Projector

    User’s 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 filters and vents Replacing the lamp and air filter...
  • Page 60: 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, benzene, thinner, or other chemical detergents.
  • Page 61: Cleaning The Air Filters And Vents

    4. If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace the filter as described on page 64. Contact your dealer or call Epson at 800-GO-EPSON (800-873-7766) to obtain a new filter. light to stop flashing,...
  • Page 62: Replacing The Lamp And Air Filter

    3. Let the projector cool for at least an hour (if it has been on). The Maintaining the Projector in the Setting menu is set to Brightness Control The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.
  • Page 63 4. Turn the projector over. Press in on the tabs and lift up the lamp cover. 5. Loosen the two screws holding the lamp in place (you don’t need to remove them). 6. Hold the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.
  • Page 64 10. Slide in the new air filter until it clicks in place. 11. Insert the two cover tabs, then press down on the cover until it snaps into place. 12. Reset the lamp timer as described in the next section. Maintaining the Projector...
  • Page 65: 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 66: 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 67: 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 68: Using On-Screen Help

    You see the Help Menu. pointer button on the remote control or the arrow buttons on the projector to highlight menu items. button on the remote control or on the projector Enter to select the menu item. button on top of the projector or button.
  • Page 69: 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 70 Description Flashing red There is a problem with the fan or temperature sensor. Stop using the projector, disconnect the power cable, and contact Epson as described on page 78. Flashing orange Rapid cooling is in progress. Although this is not an abnormal condition, projection will stop automatically if the temperature rises higher.
  • Page 71: 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 78. The buttons on the projector don’t work. If the Operation Lock function has been enabled, you can’t use the buttons on the projector.
  • Page 72: Solving Problems With The Image Or Sound

    The projector may be in standby or sleep mode. If the light is orange, press the P Power If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector may be cooling down. Wait until the and remains orange; then press the P...
  • Page 73 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.
  • Page 74 (see page 49). Make sure your computer’s resolution doesn’t exceed UXGA × (1600 1200) and the frequency is supported by the projector (see page 85). If necessary, change your computer’s resolution setting as described below. Press the button on the remote control.
  • Page 75 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.
  • Page 76 Press the button on the remote control to reset the projector’s tracking and sync settings. If further adjustment is needed, you can fine-tune the...
  • Page 77 Brightness Contrast menu. Check your computer display settings to correct the color balance. The projector’s lamp may need to be replaced. See page 62 for instructions. There is no sound, or the sound is not loud enough. Press the button on the projector or remote control to increase the volume.
  • Page 78: Solving Problems With The Remote Control

    Also, turn off any nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room heater. Access From the Internet, you can reach Epson’s product support page at After selecting your product, you can access troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive technical advice through e-mail.
  • Page 79: Telephone Support Services

    Telephone Support Services To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the Epson PrivateLine Support card included in your Start Here kit. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and it’s free. This service is available 6 Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your warranty period.
  • Page 80 Solving Problems...
  • Page 81: Projector Installation

    The projector can be installed for four different viewing setups: front projection, ceiling mounting, rear projection onto a semi-transparent screen, or rear/ceiling projection, as shown:...
  • Page 82 Keystone projector’s menu system (see page 51). 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 83: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications General Type of display Epson poly-silicon TFT active matrix Resolution (native format) 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) Color reproduction 24 bit, 16.8 million colors Brightness 732c: 2000 lumens (High Brightness mode) 1500 lumens (Low Brightness mode) 740c: 2500 lumens (High Brightness mode)
  • Page 84: Projection Lamp

    Projection Lamp Type Power consumption Lamp life Part number Remote Control Range Batteries (2) Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight Electrical Rated frequency Power supply Power consumption Environmental Temperature Humidity (non-condensing) Technical Specifications UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) 170 W Approx. 2000 hours (High Brightness mode) Approx.
  • Page 85: Safety

    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 to display in the projector’s “native” format (XGA). The frequencies of some computers may not allow images to display correctly;...
  • Page 86 N-PAL M-PAL PAL—60 SECAM HDTV (720p) HDTV (720p) HDTV (1080i) HDTV (1080i) TV480i TV480i SDTV (480p) SDTV (480p) The image is resized using Epson’s SizeWise Technical Specifications Refresh Rate (Hz) Resolution × 1024 × 1024 × 1024 × 1024 ×...
  • Page 87: Notices

    Do not place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table. Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat. Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If you are not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company.
  • Page 88 If liquid has been spilled into the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water. If it does not operate normally when you follow the operating instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
  • Page 89: Remote Control Information

    Remote Control Information You can operate the projector by remote control via a line-of-sight infrared (IR) receiver at the front and rear of the projector. The projector may not respond to remote control commands under the following conditions: There is an object between the remote control IR emitter and the IR receiver on the projector.
  • Page 90: Declaration Of Conformity

    (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Trade Name: Type of Product: Projector Model: Marketing Name: PowerLite 732c/740c Notices Epson America, Inc. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way MS: 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806-2469...
  • Page 91: 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 92: Warranty

    When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or of a part, the item replaced becomes Epson property. The exchanged product or part may be new or previously refurbished to the Epson standard of quality, and at Epson’s option, the replacement may be another model of like kind and quality.
  • Page 93 To locate the Authorized Epson Servicer nearest you, call the Epson Connection at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and (905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012. Notices...
  • Page 94 Notices...
  • Page 95: Index

    Contrast setting, 49 Declaration of Conformity, 90 Default settings, restoring, 47 Desktop adapter, Macintosh, 11, 37 Direct Power On, 25 Distance from projector to screen, 14, 83 Documentation, 8 DVD player, connecting, 39 to 43 Electrical specifications, 84 Environmental specifications, 84...
  • Page 96 Freeze button, 30 HDTV images, video formats, 86 Height of image, adjusting, 21 Help system, using, 68 Help, Epson, 8, 78 to 79 Image adjusting, 21 to 24, 48 to 49 blurry, 75 capturing and saving in projector, 55 to 56...
  • Page 97 Picture source, selecting, 17, 29, 40 to 43 Picture, see Image Pointer tool, using, 34 Positioning image, 21 projector, 14 to 15, 81 to 82 Power button, 17 specifications, 84 status light, 17, 69 to 70 Presentation color mode, 48...
  • Page 98 18, 72 to 73 projector problems, 67 to 70 remote control problems, 78 Turning off picture (using A/V Mute), 30 Turning off projector, 24 to 25 USB cable, 10, 38 User’s Logo menu, 55 to 56 VCR, connecting, 39 to 43...
  • Page 99 Control panel Zoom ring Exhaust air vent Focus ring Foot adjust lever Remote control receiver Front adjustable foot Security lock Lens cover Video port S-Video port Audio port Computer/Component Video port USB port Power inlet Speaker Rear adjustable foot...
  • Page 100 Enter (left mouse button) Esc (right mouse button) Activate on-screen pointer Switch between equipment connected to projector ports Optimize computer images Turn projector on and off Move cursor on screen Turn off picture and sound Stop action Activate numeric keypad Select color mode...

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