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    ® ® EPSON PowerLite 8000i/9000i User’s Guide...

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    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 strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and maintenance...

  • Page 3: Important Safety Information

    WARNING: Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes. Never let children look into the lens when it is on. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers.

  • Page 4: For Canadian Users

    FCC Compliance Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 5: Declaration Of Conformity

    47CFR §2.909 Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Representative: EPSON AMERICA, INC. Address: 20770 Madrona Avenue MS: B2-11...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Getting the Most Out of Your Projector ....... . 3...

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    Turning the Equipment On and Off ........57 Turning the Projector On and Off ....... . .58 Using the Projector Positioning the Projector .

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    Video Menu (Image Source = Video) ....... . . 90 Audio Menu .

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    Changing Projector Settings ........118...

  • Page 11: Introduction

    Images are displayed in full color (16,770,000 colors) at a resolution of 1024 768 pixels on the PowerLite 8000i and a resolution of 1366 1024 pixels on the PowerLite 9000i. The projector supports a wide variety of video inputs, from VGA to SXGA with resolutions up to 1600 1200.

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    The remote control can also act as a wireless mouse to control operations on your computer screen during presentations. Additionally, you can install the projector’s ELP Link IV software to control the projector’s settings from your computer and enhance your presentations with special effects.

  • Page 13: Getting The Most Out Of Your Projector

    Your projector comes with a full set of features that enable you to control the settings for the image display, video, and audio. To get the most out of the projector, read this section for a quick summary of the important features.

  • Page 14: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories To enhance your use of the projector, EPSON provides the following optional accessories: Product Customized carrying cases for the projector and its cables: Hard shell carrying case ATA shipping case Replacement lamp and air filter Short throw zoom lens...

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    (clear voice system, wireless microphone and satellite speakers) You can purchase these accessories from your dealer or by calling EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766; or visit our web site at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

  • Page 16: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide describes how to set up and use your EPSON PowerLite projector. The instructions apply to both the PowerLite 8000i and the PowerLite 9000i, except where noted otherwise. Chapter 1, “Setting Up the Projector,” provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up your projector;...

  • Page 17: Where To Get Help

    EPSON Forum on ® CompuServe Access From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home Page at http://www.epson.com. If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser (or other software for FTP downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your e-mail address as the password.

  • Page 18: Automated Telephone Services

    EPSON FaxAdvice EPSON Referral Service When you need support, follow the calling instructions on the back of the EPSON Private Line Technical Support card included with the projector. Technical support is also available by calling (562) 276-4394 between 6 through Friday. Toll or long distance charges may apply.

  • Page 19: Safety Instructions

    2. Do not use the projector near water or sources of heat. 3. Use attachments only as recommended. 4. 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.

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    8. Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock. 9. Do not place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This may result in fraying or damage to the plug.

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    If it has been dropped or the housing has been damaged. 17. If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it, use the power cable that is suitable to that country.

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    Introduction...

  • Page 23: Setting Up The Projector

    VCR, DVD player, camcorder, digital camera, or laser disc player before it can project any images. You may also want to set up the projector for one or more of the following: Connect the mouse cable to use the remote control as a wireless mouse.

  • Page 24: Unpacking The Projector

    Unpacking the Projector When you unpack the projector, make sure you have all these components: 1 • Setting Up the Projector Projector Remote control 2 AA batteries Power cord Projector video cable Audio cable RCA audio cable...

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    Main cable (for connecting a mouse cable to use the remote as a wireless mouse and/or a serial cable to use the ELP Link IV software) ® PS/2 mouse cable (for the PC) USB cable Serial mouse cable (for the PC) Unpacking the Projector...

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    You will not need all these components; your configuration will determine which ones you need. Save all packaging in case you need to ship the projector in the future. Always transport the projector in its original packaging (or the equivalent), or use a carrying case if you are carrying the projector by hand.

  • Page 27: Additional Components

    Additional Components Depending on how you plan to use the projector, you may need additional components: To receive an S-Video signal, you need an S-Video cable. (One is usually provided with your video device.) A separate cable is required for each video source.

  • Page 28: Installing The Remote Control Batteries

    Follow these steps to install the batteries in the remote control: 1. Slide off the battery compartment cover. 2. Insert the two AA batteries included with the projector. Make sure the polarity of the batteries is correct. 1 • Setting Up the Projector...

  • Page 29: Before You Connect The Projector

    (For more precise calculations, see “Positioning the Projector” on page 62.) Caution: Do not hold or lift the projector by the lens. This can damage the lens. Before You Connect the Projector...

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    60 inches (1.52 m) 40 inches (1.02 m) 30 inches (0.76 m) Be sure to place the projector on a sturdy, level surface within five feet of the computer or video source. 1 • Setting Up the Projector Horizontal distance from projector to screen...

  • Page 31: Connecting To A Computer

    57 to turn on the projector and equipment. The following illustration identifies all the interface ports on the back of the projector; you may want to refer to this as you connect your computer or other equipment to the projector.

  • Page 32: Connecting To A Pc Desktop Computer

    A/C power inlet Connecting to a PC Desktop Computer To connect the projector to your PC desktop computer, you need to: Connect the projector video cable and computer monitor cable Connect the mouse and/or serial cable (if you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link IV software) Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio)

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    Connecting the Video and Monitor Cables First connect the projector video cable and computer monitor cable. Refer to this illustration while following the steps below. Computer 1 port projector video cable Monitor Out port monitor cable Connecting to a Computer...

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    (This is useful when you need to view the video output but the projection screen is behind you.) 2. Connect one end of the projector video cable to the projector’s Computer 1 port. (Use the Computer 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.)

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    4. Tighten the screws on all connectors. Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables If you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link IV software, you need to connect the main cable. It provides connectors for: The PS/2 mouse or USB cable (to use the remote control as a mouse)

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    1. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s Mouse/Com 1 port. (Use the Mouse/Com 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect the PS/2 mouse or USB cable included with the projector to the MOUSE terminal on the square end of the main cable.

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    4. To use the ELP Link IV software or to program new effects for the Effects buttons on the remote control, connect one end of the serial cable to the SERIAL terminal on the square end of the main cable. Connect the other end of the serial cable to the serial port on the back of your computer.

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    Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 port on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 ports if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the speaker or audio out port on the computer’s sound card.

  • Page 39: Connecting To A Pc Laptop Computer

    Connecting to a PC Laptop Computer To connect the projector to your PC laptop computer, you need to: Connect the projector video cable Connect the mouse and/or serial cable (if you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link IV software) Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio)

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    The PS/2 or USB cable (to use the remote control as a mouse) The serial cable (to use the ELP Link IV software) Refer to this illustration while following the steps below. 1 • Setting Up the Projector Mouse/Com 1 port...

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    1. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s Mouse/Com 1 port. (Use the Mouse/Com 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect the PS/2 or USB cable included with the projector to the MOUSE terminal on the square end of the main cable.

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    6. Configure your laptop to work with an external mouse. Note: You may have to set the display to appear on both the laptop’s screen and the projector. Some laptops let you change this setting with the keyboard’s function keys or by using a setup utility provided by the computer manufacturer.

  • Page 43: Connecting The Audio Cable

    Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 port on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 ports if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to your laptop.

  • Page 44: Connecting To A Desktop Macintosh

    Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio) Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect. Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. Notes: Macintosh configurations vary. See your computer manual for the location of the ports needed to connect your projector.

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    Connecting the Video and Monitor Cables First connect the video and monitor cables. Refer to this illustration as you follow the steps below. Monitor Out port Macintosh monitor adapter Macintosh desktop adapter Computer 1 port Connecting to a Computer Macintosh monitor cable projector video cable...

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    1. Connect one end of the projector video cable to the projector’s Computer 1 port. (Use the Computer 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Remove the small cover on the Macintosh desktop adapter (as shown below) and set its DIP switches in accordance with the resolution you want to use, such as 16-inch mode.

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    4. Disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of the Macintosh. Then connect the projector video cable (with the Macintosh desktop adapter attached) to the video port on the Macintosh.

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    5. To also view the video on the computer’s monitor, attach the large end of the Macintosh monitor adapter to the monitor cable and connect the other end of the adapter to the projector’s Monitor Out port. 6. Tighten the screws on all the connectors.

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    Connecting the Mouse and Serial Cables If you want to use the remote control as a mouse or use the ELP Link IV software, you need to connect the main cable. It provides connectors for: The Mac mouse or USB cable (to use the remote control as a mouse) The Mac serial cable (to use the ELP Link IV software) Refer to this illustration while following the steps below.

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    3. Disconnect your Macintosh’s mouse cable. Connect the other end of the projector’s Mac mouse or USB cable to the mouse or USB port on your Macintosh. 1 • Setting Up the Projector...

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    4. To use the ELP Link IV software or to program new effects for the Effects buttons on the remote control, connect one end of the Mac serial cable to the MAC SERIAL terminal on the large end of the main cable.

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    Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 port on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio-out port on your computer.

  • Page 53: Connecting To A Powerbook

    Connect the audio cable (if you’ll be projecting with audio) Follow the steps in each section for the cables you need to connect. Before beginning, turn off the projector and computer if they are on. Note: PowerBook configurations vary, so the location of your computer’s ports may not match the illustrations.

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    Connecting the Video Cable First connect the projector video cable. Refer to this illustration as you follow the steps below. Note: Some new PowerBooks may allow you to connect the video cable directly to the computer without using a video-out cable. See your PowerBook manual for additional information on connecting a video cable.

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    1. Connect one end of the projector video cable to the projector’s Computer 1 port. (Use the Computer 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Remove the small cover on the Macintosh desktop adapter and set its DIP switches in accordance with the resolution you want to use (such as 16-inch mode).

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    3. Connect the small terminal of the Macintosh desktop adapter to the other end of the video cable. 4. Connect the projector video cable (with the Macintosh desktop adapter attached) to the video-out port on the PowerBook. 1 • Setting Up the Projector...

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    PowerBook. Connect the other end to the Macintosh desktop adapter on the end of the projector video cable. video-out cable Connecting to a Computer...

  • Page 58: Connecting The Mouse And Serial Cables

    The Mac mouse or USB cable (to use the remote control as a mouse) The Mac serial cable (to use the ELP Link IV software) Refer to this illustration while following the steps below. 1 • Setting Up the Projector Mouse/Com 1 port Mac mouse or USB cable...

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    1. Connect the round end of the main cable to the projector’s Mouse/Com 1 port. (Use the Mouse/Com 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, connect one end of the projector’s Mac mouse or USB cable to the MOUSE terminal...

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    MAC SERIAL terminal on the large end of the main cable. 5. Connect the other end of the serial cable to the modem port on the back of your PowerBook. 1 • Setting Up the Projector printer/...

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    Connecting the Audio Cable 1. If you will be using audio, connect one end of the audio cable to the Audio 1 port on the projector. (Use the Audio 2 port if you are connecting a second computer.) 2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio-out port on your PowerBook.

  • Page 62: Connecting To A High-end Workstation

    (mini-DIN) video port. Your equipment has component video if your video source has a three-connector (Y, R-Y, B-Y) video port. Note: The projector is not compatible with a cable TV-style F connector. 1 • Setting Up the Projector 1200 pixels. Since 1280...

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    (See Chapter 3.) Note that the projector will then be able to detect only one type of video signal. The type of cable you use to connect the video source to the projector depends on whether you have composite video, S-Video, or component video.

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    To connect a video source to the projector: 1. Turn off the projector and video source if they are on. 2. If your video source uses a small, round, one-prong composite (RCA) video connector, you’ll need the RCA video cable that comes with the projector.

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    HD/Sync and VD ports.) Note: Use a standard BNC cable, which you can purchase from any computer store. The Computer 2/BNC video cable supplied by EPSON as an optional accessory does not work with component video. Connecting to a Video Source S-Video cable...

  • Page 66: Connecting To An External Speaker Or Pa System

    RCA-to-3.5 mm stereo audio cable. You can get one from your computer dealer. 1. Turn off the projector and speaker or PA system if they are on. 2. Connect the cable’s 3.5 mm stereo miniplug to the projector’s Audio Out port.

  • Page 67: Turning The Equipment On And Off

    Note: EPSON offers the Mediaphile PAS (personal audio system) and the Mediaphile CVS (clear voice system) for external amplification. See page 5 for ordering information. 3. Connect the RCA plugs to the external amplified speaker or PA system. Insert the cable’s red plug into the Audio R port, and the white plug into the Audio L port.

  • Page 68: Turning The Projector On And Off

    The power light remains orange. Note: If you press the Power button to turn the projector back on while the power light is orange, there may be a delay before a projected image appears.

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    When you are done using the projector, unplug the power cord. Never unplug the power cord when the power light is green; this may damage the lamp. Turning the Equipment On and Off...

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    1 • Setting Up the Projector...

  • Page 71: Using The Projector

    Positioning the projector relative to the screen Focusing and positioning the screen image Resizing the projected image Sleep mode Controlling the projector with the remote control and the control panel Monitoring the projector’s operating status...

  • Page 72: Positioning The Projector

    Your projector supports front, rear, and ceiling projection, allowing you to choose the best method for displaying your images. If you use rear or ceiling projection, you need to select this in the projector’s Advanced menu. See page 97 for more information.

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    When projecting from a table or desk, place the projector so the lens is aligned as closely as possible with the bottom of your screen: Positioning the Projector...

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    Press the Optical Keystone Adjustment knob on the side of the projector (next to the handle). When the knob pops out, turn it clockwise or counterclockwise to move the lens up or down. When you’re finished, press the knob back in.

  • Page 75: Calculating Image Size And Projection Distance

    Calculating Image Size and Projection Distance The distance between the projector and the screen determines the actual image size. To determine the exact distance required for a particular image size (or to determine the size of an image at a particular distance), use the formulas given below.

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    200 inches (508 cm) 100 inches (254 cm) * For an image size of 300 inches, the projector may be up to 52.1 feet away from the screen, depending on the setting of the zoom ring. Long Throw Zoom Lens Calculations (ELPLL02)

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    - 4.795 diagonal size) - 12.9311 diagonal size) - 12.1793 projection distance) + 3.793 projection distance) + 3.029 projection distance) + 9.6342 projection distance) + 7.6936 diagonal size) - 4.147 diagonal size) - 4.331 diagonal size) - 10.5333 Positioning the Projector...

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    To determine the projection distance when you know the diagonal size of the screen image: Inches: Projection distance = (0.807 Centimeters: Projection distance = (2.0497 2 • Using the Projector projection distance) + 3.415 projection distance) + 8.6741 diagonal size) - 2.756 diagonal size) - 7.0002...

  • Page 79: Focusing And Positioning The Screen Image

    Focusing and Positioning the Screen Image When an image appears on screen, check that it is in focus and correctly positioned on the screen. To focus the image, rotate the focus ring (the inside ring on the lens). To adjust the size of the image, rotate the zoom ring (the outside ring).

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    If you need to raise or lower the image on the screen, extend or retract the two feet at the bottom of the projector as follows: 1. Stand behind the projector and support the front of it while you lift up on the foot adjust levers, located above the feet. This unlocks the adjustable feet so they can move up and down.

  • Page 81: Resizing The Projected Image

    With images greater than XGA size for the PowerLite 8000i and greater than SXGA size for the 9000i (up to 1600 can project the entire image in a compressed format. If you keep pressing the Resize button, the projector will pan around areas of the image in the original source resolution.

  • Page 82: Sleep Mode

    This conserves electricity, cools the projector, and extends the life of the lamp. When the projector is in sleep mode, you can press the Power button to start projecting images, or you can unplug the projector’s power cord.

  • Page 83: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Freeze A/V Mute E-Zoom Special effects buttons (1-5) Enter (pointer) button Illumination Esc button IR Output Power Power Freeze A/V Mute Remote Control R/C ON E-Zoom ON/OFF Enter battery cover cover lock Controlling the Projector...

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    The remote control uses a line-of-sight infrared signal. To use the remote control, point it toward one of the remote control receivers located at the front and back of the projector. (See page 62.) You can use the remote control up to about 32.8 feet (10 meters) from the projector.

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    Note: To be able to use the remote control as a wireless mouse, make sure you’ve connected the mouse cable to the projector and your computer. (See Chapter 1 for instructions.) The five Special Effects buttons are preprogrammed with the...

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    (See page 107 for instructions.) Use the Enter button to navigate the menus or use the remote as a mouse pointer when the projector is connected to the computer with the main cable and the mouse cable. When the image source is Computer, the Enter button acts as a mouse left-click.

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    Switches the display dot mode and resize mode for VGA, SVGA, SXGA and UXGA input. You cannot resize the image if the input resolution matches the output resolution of the projector. Preset Saves and recalls settings (resolution, tracking, sync signal and position) for up to five different sessions.

  • Page 88: Using The Control Panel

    Power Computer A/V mute Resize You can use the control panel to control the projector instead of the remote control. However, you can access the custom features only when you are using the remote control. Image Calibration for Projector Software Included on the ELP Link IV software CD is the Image Calibration for Projector (ICP) software.

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    Resize Switches the display dot mode and resize mode for VGA, SVGA, SXGA, and UXGA input. You cannot resize the image if the input resolution matches the output resolution of the projector. Menu Displays or hides the menu. Stops the current function. Pressing Esc while viewing a menu or the online help displays the previous screen or menu.

  • Page 90: Projector Status Lights

    – Keystone + – Volume + Projector Status Lights The lights on top of the projector indicate the projector’s operating status. Caution: A red light warns you if a serious problem occurs. See Chapter 6 for what to do if a warning light comes on.

  • Page 91: Power Light

    Orange and red flashing alternately Steady red Flashing red Meaning Projector is in sleep mode. (It is plugged in, but not projecting.) Power and lamp are on. Projector is warming up. Allow about 30 seconds. Projector is cooling down. The projector is not plugged in or there is an internal projector problem.

  • Page 92: Temperature Light

    Temperature Light Light status Flashing orange Steady red Flashing red 2 • Using the Projector Meaning Projector is too hot. Projector has turned off automatically because of overheating. Problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Projector is functioning normally.

  • Page 93: Using The Projector Menus

    Using the Projector Menus he eight projector menus allow you to control your projector from either the remote control or the control panel: The Video menu controls the look and quality of the projected image, and whether the image source is a computer or a video source (for example, a VCR).

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    The Setting menu allows you to set or adjust such projector options as the Picture in Picture (P in P) video source, blank screen color, image source message prompt, A/V Mute display option, and BNC input source. The User’s Logo menu lets you capture and store a custom logo which may be used as a startup screen or with the A/V Mute option.

  • Page 95: Accessing The Main Menu

    Image Calibration for Projector Software Included on the ELP Link IV software CD is the Image Calibration for Projector (ICP) software. This program displays a full-screen image pattern which can be used to fine-tune menu adjustments to tracking, synchronization, display position, brightness, contrast, RGB levels, color temperature, black and white levels, and screen sharpness.

  • Page 96: Changing A Menu Setting

    To use ICP, with the projector connected and operating, open the ICP folder, and then double-click the ICP icon. Changing a Menu Setting To change a menu setting: 1. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control to display the Main menu.

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    3. Press the Enter button to display a submenu. Power Menu Help Computer Video A/V mute Keystone Resize Shift Volume 4. Press the up or down arrows (control panel) or up or down on the Enter button (remote control) to scroll through the submenu choices.

  • Page 98: Video Menu (image Source = Computer)

    The following options are available when the image source is Computer 1 or Computer 2. Note: The computer must be connected and operating, and the image source on the projector must be set to Computer 1 or Computer 2 for you to access these menu options. Menu item...

  • Page 99

    Menu item Description Brightness Lightens or darkens the overall image. Increase brightness to lighten an image, or decrease it to darken the image. Contrast Adjusts the difference between light and dark areas. Increase the contrast to make light areas lighter and dark areas darker. Decrease it to minimize the difference between light and dark areas.

  • Page 100: Video Menu (image Source = Video)

    The Video menu lets you make adjustments to the projected image. The following options are available when the image source is Video. Note: The projector’s image source must be set to Video, and the video source (such as a VCR, DVD, or camcorder) must be connected and operating for you to access these menu options.

  • Page 101

    Menu item Description Brightness Lightens or darkens the overall image. Increase brightness to lighten an image, or decrease it to darken the image. Contrast Adjusts the degree of difference between light and dark areas. Increase the contrast to make light areas lighter and dark areas darker.

  • Page 102: Audio Menu

    3D Sound or ® SPACE SRS CENTER Reset 3 • Using the Projector Menus Description Adjusts the volume level for the speakers and audio-out terminal. Increase the setting to raise the volume, or decrease it to lower the volume. Adjusts the treble tone of the speakers. (Press the right arrow button on the control panel or press right on the remote’s Enter button to...

  • Page 103: Effect Menu

    Effect Menu The Effect menu lets you modify the effects assigned to the remote control Effects buttons. Menu item Cursor/Stamp Marker Cursor Speed Reset Description Selects the stamp you want to use as the cursor graphic and a zoom rate. Selects a box color.

  • Page 104: Setting Menu

    Setting Menu The Setting menu allows you to set or adjust various projector options. Menu item Keystone P in P Message Prompt A/V Mute DPMS (Power Savings) Reset 3 • Using the Projector Menus Description Adjusts a trapezoid distorted image to a 4:3 rectangle, correcting up to a ±...

  • Page 105: User's Logo Menu

    A/V Mute button. Capturing and Saving a Logo Follow these steps to capture and save a logo: 1. Display the image (with the projector). 2. Press the Menu button on the control panel or remote control to display the Main menu.

  • Page 106: Assigning The Logo To The A/v Mute Button

    Yes and press Enter. If you do not want to save the logo, select Note: Saving the logo may take a few moments. Do not use the projector or other sources (computer, video, speaker, etc.) while the logo is being saved.

  • Page 107: Reset All Menu

    Reset All Menu The Reset All menu lets you return all the projector settings to their default values. Select Reset All and press the Enter button on the control button or remote control to display the confirmation screen. Select Yes to reset all the default settings or No to cancel.

  • Page 108

    Mirrors the projected image on its X-axis (top-bottom). Selecting ON turns mirroring on, while OFF turns it off (for a normal image). Turn this option on when the projector is mounted upside-down from the ceiling. Locks and unlocks the Mouse/Com port.

  • Page 109: About Menu (image Source = Computer)

    About Menu (Image Source = Computer) When the image source is a computer, the About menu displays information about the projector’s horizontal and vertical frequency, lamp hours, and computer connection. Menu item Lamp Frequency Sync Polarity Sync Mode Resolution Refresh Rate...

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    3 • Using the Projector Menus...

  • Page 111: Using Elp Link Iv

    Using ELP Link IV he ELP Link IV software is a utility you can run from your desktop or laptop computer to control projector features and draw special graphics on your screen. You can also use the software to reconfigure the Effects buttons on the remote control.

  • Page 112: Installing The Software

    Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0 Macintosh OS System 7.5.1 and OS System 8.x. Connecting Needed Cables Before installing the ELP Link IV software, make sure the projector is properly connected to your computer with the main and serial cables. See Chapter 1 for instructions.

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    If you have Windows 3.x, in Program Manager click on the File menu, then on Run. The Run dialog box appears. Type E:\SETUP (substitute the correct drive letter for your CD-ROM drive if it is not E), then press Enter or click OK. 4.

  • Page 114: Installing The Software For A Macintosh

    Note: You cannot currently use the ELP Link IV software with a Power Macintosh G3 or iMac. Check with your dealer for future support. 1. Insert the Projector Software CD into your CD-ROM drive. 2. Open the CD-ROM drive icon, if necessary.

  • Page 115: Starting Elp Link Iv

    Starting ELP Link IV Follow the steps in the appropriate section below to launch the software. If you’re using the remote control as a mouse, use the Enter button to position the cursor and click the Enter button to launch the software.

  • Page 116: Starting The Program On A Macintosh

    Note: If you see a prompt asking you to select a port or open the software with the projector disconnected, it may be because the projector is disconnected or is connected to an incorrect COM port. If you want to run the software without the projector connected, select Unconnected and Execute.

  • Page 117: Customizing The Remote Control Effects Buttons

    Customizing the Remote Control Effects Buttons In addition to the preprogrammed effects, you can also assign new functions to the remote control Effects buttons from the ELP Link IV main dialog box. Function Description and Usage To assign a new function to an Effects button on the remote control, click on the tab corresponding to the remote control Effects button you want to assign, then choose a function for it from the dropdown menu.

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    Once you have pressed an Effects button, you can check the effect by using either your mouse or your remote control (if you’ve set up the remote control to function as a mouse and the computer is connected to the projector). Function Free Line...

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    Function Description and usage Square Draws a square on the screen. Press the Effects button assigned to this effect. Then press the Enter button once to define the position of one corner of the square. Move the cursor using the remote Enter button. Then press the Enter button again to define the position of the opposite corner of the square.

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    Function Spot light Clear Screen Clears all Effects functions previously executed. Note: To cancel or end a function, double-click with your mouse or press the Enter button twice (if you’re using the remote control as a mouse). 4 • Using ELP Link IV Description and usage Creates a spotlight effect on the screen.

  • Page 121: Assigning Functions

    Assigning Functions Each of the five Effects buttons is assigned a default function: 1 Change the mouse cursor to a stamp 2 Draw a box 3 Use a marker pen 4 Draw a freehand line 5 Clear the screen If you want to assign a different function to a button, click the tab (1 through 5) that corresponds to the button number and select a new function from the dropdown list.

  • Page 122: Setting Effects Options

    Setting Effects Options Once you have assigned functions to one or more Effects buttons, you can specify detailed options for each function. You can also modify the detailed options assigned to the pre-programmed effects. To set detailed options, click on the option you want to apply from the options displayed below the Effects Type dropdown list.

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    The following table describes the options available for each function. Function Options Description Free Line Width Specify the line width, from 1 to 32 points. Color Choose a color for the line. Transparent Check this box to make the background text or image visible through the line.

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    Function Stamp Cursor Change Click on the cursor shape to be used. Sound 4 • Using ELP Link IV Options Description Width Specify the line width, from 1 to 300 points. Color Choose a color for the bar. Direction Choose Horizontal or Vertical. Transparent Check this box to make the background text or image visible through the bar.

  • Page 125: Assigning Functions To The Keyboard

    Function Spot light Clear Screen Assigning Functions to the Keyboard If you want to execute an effect using your keyboard, follow these steps: 1. Select the effect tab for which you want to assign function key execution. 2. Click the mouse in the Shortcut key on execution field and then press the function key you want to assign to this effect (F2 through F12).

  • Page 126: Saving And Recalling Effects Button Assignments

    Saving and Recalling Effects Button Assignments To save Effects button assignments, click Enter next to the Entry Name dropdown list. The Registering Function Settings dialog box appears. Specify a name for the current settings and click OK. To recall a saved set of assignments, select its name from the Entry Name dropdown list.

  • Page 127: Controlling Projector Features

    Changing projector settings Changing the test pattern Specifying an image gamma Creating a user logo Using the Quick Change Toolbar To quickly change some basic projector settings, click one of the toolbar buttons described below: Power On, Off A/V Mute Freeze...

  • Page 128: Changing Projector Settings

    Changing Projector Settings 1. Choose Projector Control from the Select Screen dropdown list. You see the following window. 2. Click the tab for the settings you want to adjust. 3. Change one or more of the options, as desired. The options are described in the following tables.

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    To save the current session settings, choose the present number from the dropdown list and click OK. Pattern Displays the test pattern currently selected. Display Reset Resets all fields to their default values. Controlling Projector Features...

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    Video Tab (Video Input) Option Tracking Sync. Brightness Contrast Sharpness Color Tint (NTSC only) Input Resolution Preset Pattern Display Reset 4 • Using ELP Link IV Description Adjusts tracking to remove vertical lines. Adjusts the sync (synchronization) to remove screen flicker. Adjusts screen brightness.

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    3D Sound or Adjusts stereo sound effects. When you increase the number, the SRS SPACE stereo effect is enhanced. SRS CENTER Pattern Displays the test pattern currently selected. Display Reset Resets all fields to their default values. Controlling Projector Features...

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    Adjusts a trapezoid distorted image to normal, correcting up to a ± 30 tilt. Temporarily displays a prompt on the projector screen identifying which source (computer or video) is providing the image. Turns the lamp power off when the appropriate DPMS signals are sent from the host computer.

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    Advanced Tab Option Description Startup Displays your user logo during the projector’s startup. Screen Color Setting Adjusts the temperature of the screen colors. Positive color temperature values provide a cold white; negative values provide a warmer white. You can also adjust the black and white levels.

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    Option Pattern Display Reset Gamma Tab Option Select Gamma Pattern Display Reset 4 • Using ELP Link IV Description Displays the test pattern currently selected. Resets all fields to their default values. Description Specifies the desired gamma: Gamma 1 Provides a dynamic and contrastive image. Gamma 2 Provides an image between Gamma 1 and Gamma 3.

  • Page 135: Changing The Test Pattern

    Changing the Test Pattern 1. Choose the Test Pattern Setting option from the Option menu. The following window appears: 2. You can display a test pattern to verify that the projector is working properly. Choose one of the following: Color Image...

  • Page 136: Specifying An Image Gamma

    3. Click OK to save the settings and close the Setting Test Pattern screen. 4. Click Pattern Display on any Projector Control tab to display the selected test pattern. Specifying an Image Gamma 1. Click the Gamma tab on the Projector Control dialog. The Gamma Setting window appears.

  • Page 137: Saving Projector Setting Files

    Gamma 2 Provides an image between Gamma 1 and Gamma 3. Gamma 3 Provides a natural image. 3. Click Pattern Display to display the test pattern selected. Saving Projector Setting Files 1. Choose the Save or Save As command from the File menu. The Save As window appears.

  • Page 138: Opening A Projector Setting File

    Opening a Projector Setting File 1. Choose the Open command from the File menu. The Open window appears. 2. Locate the file (.elp) you want to open, and then click Open. 4 • Using ELP Link IV...

  • Page 139: Creating A User Logo

    You can create or edit a logo from the Setting User Logo dialog box, then save it to a file on your hard disk or download it to the projector. 1. Choose the Setting User logo option from the Select Screen dropdown menu.

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    Save As command. Note: You must save logo files using the extension .lgo. 9. To download a logo file to the projector, choose the Sending User Logo command from the Projector menu. When the confirmation message displays, click Yes.

  • Page 141: Creating Cursors/stamps

    Creating Cursors/Stamps You can create or edit a cursor or stamp from the Cursor/Stamp Setting window. 1. Choose the Cursor/Stamp Setting option from the Select Screen dropdown menu. The Cursor/Stamp Setting window appears. Controlling Projector Features...

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    6. Choose the Save or Save As command from the File menu to save your cursor/stamps. 7. To download a cursor/stamp file to the projector, choose the Sending Cursor/Stamp command from the Projector menu. When the confirmation message is displayed, click Yes.

  • Page 143: Exiting The Software

    Creating a New File To create a new set of cursors/stamps, choose the New command from the File menu. A blank Cursor/Stamp Setting window displays allowing you to create a new set of cursors/stamps. Opening a File To open a cursor/stamp file: 1.

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    4 • Using ELP Link IV...

  • Page 145: Maintenance

    You should keep the lens clean because any dirt or smears appear on the screen. You also need to periodically clean the air filter at the bottom of the projector. A clogged air filter can block ventilation needed to cool the projector and keep it from overheating.

  • Page 146: Cleaning The Lens

    Warning: Before you clean any part of the projector, turn off the projector and unplug the power cord. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages in the projector can injure you severely. Do not try to service this product yourself, except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide.

  • Page 147: Cleaning The Air Filter

    To clean the air filter, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable. 2. Turn the projector on its side so that the handle is on top and you can access the filter easily.

  • Page 148: Replacing The Lamp

    (after about 2000 hours of use). To maintain projector brightness and image quality, replace the lamp as soon as possible. Contact your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 in the United States and Canada for a replacement lamp. Request part number ELPLP08.

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    1. Turn off the projector and unplug the power cable. 2. Turn the projector over so you can access the lamp cover. 3. Use a screwdriver to loosen the two retaining screws on the lamp cover. When the screws are loose, lift off the lamp cover. (You cannot remove these screws from the cover.

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    Make sure it’s inserted securely. Tighten the screws on the new lamp unit. 7. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the cover screws. (Make sure the lamp cover is securely fastened. The projector turns itself off if the lamp cover is open.) 5 • Maintenance...

  • Page 151: Transporting The Projector

    When transporting the projector for business use, first put the projector in a hard-shell carrying case (such as an optional EPSON accessory case), then pack it in a firm box, using cushioning around the case.

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    5 • Maintenance...

  • Page 153: Troubleshooting

    It is divided into the following sections: Problems with the projector. See this section if the projector is not working and to find out what the warning lights mean.

  • Page 154: Problems With The Projector

    EPSON as described on page 7. Problems with the Projector If you have problems with the projector, first turn it off and unplug it. Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this does not solve the problem, check the warning lights at the top of the projector.

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    Problems with the Projector Meaning The projector is hot. The projector is too hot and has turned off automatically. There’s a problem with the cooling fan or temperature sensor. Call a service representative.

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    The temperature light is red. The projector is overheating, which turns the lamp off automatically. Let the projector cool for a few minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure nothing is blocking the ventilation vents. The air filter may be clogged. Clean it as described in Chapter 5 and then let the projector cool for awhile.

  • Page 157: Problems With The Remote Control

    On position. The remote control unit’s batteries may be low on power. Replace them. Make sure the projector’s mouse cable is securely connected to both your computer’s mouse port and the projector’s main cable. See Chapter 1 for details.

  • Page 158: Problems With The Image Or Sound

    Problems with the Image or Sound An image does not appear on the screen. Check that the power light is on and the lens cover is off. Also make sure the cables are installed correctly, as described in Chapter 1. The correct image source may not be selected.

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    The message NO SIGNAL is displayed. An image source not connected to the projector is selected, the signal is not being output from the computer, or the signal is not reaching the projector. Make sure the connectors are securely attached to both the projector and the image source.

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    There is no sound. First check that the volume setting is not turned all the way down and that the audio cable is securely attached to both the projector and the audio source. Also, make sure the A/V Mute button is not enabled.

  • Page 161: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Type of display General Size of liquid crystal panels Lens Resolution Color reproduction Brightness Poly-silicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Diagonal: 1.3 inches (33.6 mm) F=1.8–2.3, f=49–69 mm 8000i: 1024 768 pixels 9000i: 1366 1024 pixels 24 bit, 16.7 million colors 8000i: 2200 lumens (ANSI) 9000i: 1700 lumens (ANSI)

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    Image size Projection distance Projection methods Internal speaker system Optical aspect ratio Zoom ratio Keystone correction angle Supported video interface standards Projection Type Lamp Power consumption Lamp life Part number 7 • Technical Specifications Wide angle: 30 to 320 inches (at 3.6 to 43.3 feet distance) Tele angle: 23 to 320 inches (at 3.6 to 52.1 feet distance)

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    Power consumption Temperature Environmental 32.8 feet (10 meters) Alkaline AA (2) Supports PS/2, USB, serial, ADB Supports EPSON Remote IR Receiver, 10-foot cable (typical use for rear screen projection) 6.1 inches (157 mm) 12 inches (305 mm) 19.8 inches (475 mm) 18.3 lb (8.3 kg)

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    United States Safety Canada Directive 89/336/EEC CE Marking Directive 73/23/EEC Supported Monitor Displays The following table lists the display formats supported by the projector: Mode VGACGA VGAEGA NEC400 7 • Technical Specifications Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH,...

  • Page 165

    Mode Resolution VGA60 640 x 480 VGA72 640 x 480 VGA75 640 x 480 VGA85 640 x 480 SVGA56 800 x 600 SVGA60 800 x 600 SVGA72 800 x 600 SVGA75 800 x 600 SVGA85 800 x 600 XGA43i 1024 x 768 XGA60 1024 x 768 XGA70...

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    Mode UXGA48i UXGA60 UXGA65 UXGA70 UXGA75 MACLC13 MACII13 MAC16 MAC19-60 MAC19 MAC21 HDTV480P (ANSI/SMPTE) HDTV480P (ATSC) HDTV480I (ANSI/SMPTE) HDTV480I (ATSC) HDTV720P (SMPTE) HDTV1080I (ANSI/SMPTE) HDTV1080I (ANSI/SMPTE) 7 • Technical Specifications Resolution Frequency H(KHz)/V(Hz) 1600 x 1200 62.5 / 96.080 1600 x 1200 75 / 60 1600 x 1200 81.25 / 65...

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    Mode Resolution NTSC (SXGA) 1366 x 438 NTSC (XGA) 1024 x 438 PAL (SXGA) 1366 x 512 PAL (XGA) 1024 x 512 SECAM 1366 x 512 (SXGA) SECAM (XGA) 1024 x 512 Note: The frequencies of some computers may not allow the image to be displayed correctly.

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    Computer 1 and 2 and Computer Out connector pin assignments The Computer 1, 2, and Computer Out connectors are female video RGB, 15-pin micro-D-style connectors. Here are the pin assignments: Input pin 7 • Technical Specifications Computer Out Computer 1 and 2 connector signals connector signals Red out / red video...

  • Page 169: Glossary

    Glossary Brightness. The balance of light and dark shades in an image. Component video. The recording and transmission of video using separate red, green, blue and synchronization signals. Composite video. A type of video signal that encodes picture, luminance, and synchronization information so it can be carried in one signal.

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    Sleep mode. A power-saving feature in which the projection lamp is turned off when a video signal has not been applied for 30 minutes. In sleep mode, only a minimum amount of the projector’s circuitry remains on. SVGA. Super Video Graphics Array. SVGA provides higher resolution than VGA (800 600).

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    SXGA. Super Extended Graphics Array. SXGA provides higher resolution than XGA (1280 1024). UXGA. Ultra Extended Graphics Array. UXGA provides higher resolution than SXGA (1600 1200). VGA. Video Graphics Array. A high-resolution display adapter that provides a variety of video modes (640 480).

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    Glossary...

  • Page 173: Index

    Index Numerics 3D Sound, 92, 121 A/V Mute Button, 96 About menu, 84, 99 Accessories, 4 to 5, 9 Advanced menu, 84 Air filter, cleaning, 137 to 138 Amplification, 56 to 57 Anti-theft device, 17 Audio connecting desktop, 28, 42 connecting laptop, 33 connecting PowerBook, 51 menu, 83, 92...

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    131 to 133 Customizing the Effects buttons, 107 to 115 DIP switches, 36, 45 Display formats, supported, 154 to 157 Distance from projector to screen, 19 to 20, 62 to 68 Drawing screen graphics, 108 to 110, 113 Effect menu, 83, 93...

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    105 to 106 Setting tab, 122 using, 105 to 133 Video tab, 119 to 120 Environmental specifications, 153 to 154 EPSON support, 7 to 8 External speakers, 56 to 57 FaxAdvice, EPSON, 8 Features, 1 to 2 Feet, raising or lowering, 70...

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    Options for the projector, 4 to 5 PA system, 56 to 57 Pin assignments, connector, 158 Pointer button, 76 Positioning the projector, 19 to 20, 62 to 68 Positioning the screen image, 69 to 70, 88, 90, 119 Power button, 76 to 78...

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    57 to 58 unpacking, 14 to 16 using the Quick Change Toolbar, 117 Projector case, cleaning, 136 Projector Setting window, 117 to 124 Prompt menu option, 94 Quick Change Toolbar, 117 RCA video cable, 54 Rear projection, 98, 123...

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    Troubleshooting image and sound problems, 148 to 150 projector problems, 144 to 146 remote control problems, 147 Turning the projector on and off, 57 to 58 Unpacking projector, 14 to 16 Index User logo, creating, 129 to 130 User’s Logo menu, 84, 95...

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