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  • Page 1 Acer Projector P1273/P1273n/P1276/P1373W/ P1273B/P1273i/P1373WB Series User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3 Information for your safety and comfort Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 • To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, lamp.
  • Page 5 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: •...
  • Page 6 Do not stand the projector on end vertically. It may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or damage. • This product is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount installation. Only use acer ceiling mount kit for mounting the projector and ensure it is securely installed.
  • Page 7 For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: “Lamp(s) contain Mercury, Dispose Properly.”...
  • Page 8: Precautions

    viii First things first Usage Notes • Turn off the product before cleaning. • Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the display housing. • Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not being used for a long period of time.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    How to optimize image size and distance How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom User Controls Installation menu Acer Empowering Technology Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus Color Image Setting Management Audio Language Acer LAN webpage management...
  • Page 10 How to login in Home Control Panel Network Setting Alert Setting Logout Appendices Troubleshooting LED & Alarm Definition Listing Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio supported • P1373W/P1373WB series : Native 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution Full/4:3/16:9/L.Box aspect ratio supported • Acer ColorBoost technology delivers nature’s true colors for vivid, life-like images • High brightness and contrast ratio • Versatile display modes (Bright, Presentation, Standard, Movie, Dark Cinema, Game, Sports, User) enable optimum performance in any situation •...
  • Page 12: Package Overview

    Projector Power cord VGA cable Security card 2 x Batteries Carrying case SOURCE ZOOM FREEZE HIDE MEDIA SETUP P1276/ P1373W/B/ P1273/n/B/i Series Acer Projector P/N:MC.JG811.003 Quick Start Guide User's Guide (CD-ROM) Remote control SOURCE ZOOM FREEZE HIDE MEDIA SETUP RATIO...
  • Page 13: Projector Overview

    Front / upper side Description Description Power button Zoom lens Control panel Remote control receiver Zoom lever Tilt adjusting wheels Focus ring Security bar Rear side P1373WB/P1273B/ P1273i 14 15 P1273n P1273/P1276/P1373W Note: Connector interface is subject to model's specifications.
  • Page 14 Description Description LAN (RJ45 Port for 10/100M Ethernet) S-Video input connector (P1273n/P1373WB/P1273B/P1273i only) 1st USB connector (USB A1) 10 Audio input connector 2nd USB connector (USB A2) 11 RS232 connector Mini USB connector (USB B) 12 Power socket HDMI connector 13 PC analog signal/HDTV/component video input connector (VGA IN 2) Monitor loop-through output connector...
  • Page 15: Control Panel

    SOURCE Changes the active source. POWER See the contents in "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. Empowering key Unique Acer functions: e3D, eView, eTimer, ePower Management. • MENU Press "MENU" to launch the Onscreen display (OSD) menu, back to the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exit the OSD menu.
  • Page 16: Remote Control Layout

    To choose the desired aspect ratio. (P1273/P1273n/P1276/P1273B/P1273i: 4:3 / 16:9 P1373W/P1373WB: Full/4:3/16:9/L.Box) MEDIA_SETUP Press to enter media OSD setting. Empowering Unique Acer functions: e3D, eView, eTimer, ePower Management. • MENU Press "MENU" to launch the Onscreen display (OSD) menu, back to the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exit the OSD menu.
  • Page 17 Icon Function Description KEYSTONE Adjusts the image to compensate for distortion caused by tilting the projector (± 40 degrees). Four Use up, down, left, right buttons to select items or make directional adjustments to your selection. select keys Pre./ Rewind Press "Pre./Rewind"...
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector S-Video Output DVD player, Set-up Box, HDTV receiver DVD player D-Sub D-Sub HDMI D-Sub D-Sub RS232 HDTV adapter R B G Internet Video Output DVD player, Set-up Box, HDTV receiver Description Description Power cord RS232 cable LAN cable VGA to component/HDTV adapter USB cable...
  • Page 19 Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector. Note: Connector interface is subject to model's specifications. Note: USB cable needs powered extender if the length is over 5 m.
  • Page 20: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected. The Power indicator LED will flash red. Turn on the projector by pressing "Power" button on the control panel, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.).
  • Page 21: Turning The Projector Off

    Turning the projector off To turn the projector off, press the power button. This message appears: "Please press the power button again to complete the shutdown process." Press the power button again. The LED power indicator will turn RED and blink rapidly after the projector is turned off, and the fan(s) will continue to operate for about 2 minutes to ensure that the system cools properly.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of Projected Image The projector is equipped with tilt adjusting wheels for adjusting the height of image. To raise/lower the image: Use Tilt adjusting wheels to fine-tune the display angle. Tilt adjusting wheel...
  • Page 23: How To Optimize Image Size And Distance

    How to optimize image size and distance P1273/P1273n/P1273B/P1273i/P1276 series Consult the table below to find the optimal image sizes achievable when the projector is positioned at a desired distance from the screen. Example: If the projector is 2.0 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 46"...
  • Page 24 P1273/P1273n/P1273B/P1273i/P1276 series Screen size Screen size Desired (Min zoom) (Max zoom) Distance From base From base to Diagonal Diagonal to top of top of image <A> (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) image (cm) (cm) <B>...
  • Page 25 P1373WB/P1373W series Example: If the projector is 2 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 55" and 60". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 90 cm height is required when located at 2 m distance. Height: 90 cm from base to top of image...
  • Page 26 P1373WB/P1373W series Screen size Screen size Desired (Min zoom) (Max zoom) Distance From base From base to Diagonal Diagonal to top of top of image <A> (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) (inch) W (cm) x H (cm) image (cm) (cm) <B>...
  • Page 27: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    How to get a preferred image size by adjusting distance and zoom P1273/P1273n/P1273B/P1273i/P1276 series 50" Desired image size Height from base to top of image 2.0 m 2.2 m Desired Distance The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring.
  • Page 28 P1273/P1273n/P1273B/P1273i/P1276 series Desired Image Size Distance (m) Top (cm) From base to top of Diagonal (inch) Max zoom Min zoom W (cm) x H (cm) image <A> <B> <C> <D> 61 x 46 81 x 61 102 x 76 122 x 91...
  • Page 29 P1373WB/P1373W series 60" Desired image size Height from base to top of image 2.0 m 2.2 m Desired Distance The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. For example: to obtain an image size of 60" set the projector at a distance 2.0 m and 2.2 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 30 P1373WB/P1373W series Desired Image Size Distance (m) Top (cm) From base to top of Diagonal (inch) Max zoom Min zoom W (cm) x H (cm) image <A> <B> <C> <D> 65 x 40 86 x 54 108 x 67 129 x 81 151 x 94 172 x 108 194 x 121...
  • Page 31: User Controls

    The new settings will be saved automatically upon exiting the menu. Push the menu button anytime to exit the menu and return to the Acer welcome screen.
  • Page 32: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer Empowering Technology Acer Empowering Key provide four Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management", "Acer ePower Management" and "Acer e3D Management respectively. Press " " key to launch the Onscreen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 33: Onscreen Display (Osd) Menus

    Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus The projector has multilingual OSD that allow you to make image adjustments and change a variety of settings. Using the OSD menus • To open the OSD menu, press "MENU" on the remote control or control panel.
  • Page 34: Color

    Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation. • Standard: For common environment. • Movie: For brighter and general movie/video/photo playing. • Dark Cinema: For dark movie content. •...
  • Page 35: Color Mode

    Color Mode Use this function to choose CT1 (5500K), CT2 (6500K, Native), CT3 Temperature (7500K), User mode. R Gain Adjusts the red gain for color temperature optimization. G Gain Adjusts the green gain for color temperature optimization. B Gain Adjusts the blue gain for color temperature optimization. Dynamic Black Choose "On"...
  • Page 36: Image

    Image Projection Mode • Front: The factory default setting. • Rear: Reverses the image so you can project from behind a translucent screen. Projection Location • Auto: Automatically adjusts projection location of image. • Desktop • Ceiling: Turns the image upside down for ceiling-mounted projection.
  • Page 37 H. Position • Press to move the image left. (Horizontal • position) Press to move the image right. V. Position • Press to move the image down. (Vertical position) • Press to move the image up. Frequency "Frequency" changes the projector's refresh rate to match the frequency of your computer’s graphics card.
  • Page 38: Setting

    Use this function to select your desired startup screen. If you change the setting, the changes will take effect when you exit the OSD menu. • Acer: The default startup screen of your Acer projector. • User: Use memorize picture from "Screen Capture" function. Screen Capture Use this function to customize the startup screen.
  • Page 39 Security Security This projector provides a useful security function for the administrator to manage usage of the projector . Press to change the "Security" setting. If the security function is enabled, your must enter the "Administrator Password" first before changing the security settings. •...
  • Page 40 Password is. • If losing this security card and number, please contact with an Acer service center. Lock to user startup screen Default Lock User Startup Screen is "Off". If lock user startup screen is "On", users cannot change startup screen anymore and avoid other users change that arbitrarily.
  • Page 41: Management

    Management ECO Mode Choose "On" to dim the projector lamp which will lower power consumption, extend the lamp life and reduce noise. Choose "Off" to return normal mode. High Altitude Choose "On" to turn on High Altitude mode. Operate the fans at full speed continuously to allow for proper high altitude cooling of the projector.
  • Page 42 • Mute Choose "On" to mute the volume. • Choose "Off" to restore the volume. Power On/Off Volume Select this function to adjust the notification volume when turning the projector on/off. Alarm Volume Select this function to adjust the volume of any warning notifications.
  • Page 43: Language

    - DDD TriDef Media Player (Trial): http://www.tridef.com/download/TriDef-3-D-Experience-4.0.2.html Note: "3D L/R Invert" is only available when 3D is enabled. Note: There has reminder screen if 3D still enable when power on projector. Please adjust setting depended on your purpose. Language Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu.
  • Page 44: Acer Lan Webpage Management

    How to login in Open browser and enter the Server IP address by 192.168.100.10 to find below homepage of acer LAN webpage management. A password is needed to login in before using. Select a user. Administrator is with high authority that can process more operations such as network setting and alert setting.
  • Page 45: Home

    Home Home page shows connection status and you can find three main functions listed, Control Panel, Networking Setting and Alert Setting. Note: Control Panel and Network Setting are only for Administrator account. Control Panel Enduser can control and adjust projector setting value via this page.
  • Page 46: Network Setting

    Network Setting Enduser can set IP address, group name and password as wish. After change network configurations or password, projector will reboot automatically after press "Apply". Note: Group Name and projector Name must be less then 32 characters. Alert Setting Enduser can send mail with error message right away if projector has problem.
  • Page 47: Logout

    Logout After tap Logout, you will return to login page within 5 seconds.
  • Page 48: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience a problem with your Acer projector, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Image Problems and Solutions Problem Solution No image appears • Connected as described in the "Getting Started"...
  • Page 49 • Make sure the projection screen is within the required distance of 3.9 to 39.4 feet (1.2 to 12.0 meters) (P1273/P1273n/P1273B/P1273i/P1276) from the projector and 3.3 to 39.4 feet (1.0 to 10.0 meters) (P1373WB/P1373W) from the projector. Refer to the "How to Get a Preferred Image Size by Adjusting...
  • Page 50 Image is stretched When you play a DVD encoded in anamorphic or 16:9 when displaying a aspect ratio you may need to adjust the following "widescreen" settings: DVD title • If you play a 4:3 format DVD title, please change the format to 4:3 in the projector OSD.
  • Page 51: Osd Messages

    OSD Messages Condition Message Reminder Message Fan Fail - the system fan is not working. Projector Overheated - the projector has exceeded its recommended operating temperature and must be allowed to cool down before it may be used. Replace the lamp - the lamp is about to reach its maximum lifetime.
  • Page 52: Problems With The Projector

    Problems with the Projector Condition Solution The projector stops responding If possible, turn off the projector, then to all controls unplug the power cord and wait at least 30 seconds before reconnecting power. Lamp burns out or makes a When the lamp reaches the end of its useful popping sound life, it will burn out and may make a loud popping sound.
  • Page 53: Led & Alarm Definition Listing

    LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Lamp LED Temp LED Power LED Message Blue Standby (power cord plugged in) Power button ON Lamp retry Quick flashing Turning off Quick (cooling state) flashing Turning off (cooling completed) Error (thermal failure) Error (fan lock failure) Quick flashing...
  • Page 54: Cleaning And Replacing The Dust Filters

    Cleaning and replacing the dust filters Cleaning the dust filters Clean the dust filters after every 1000 hours of use. If they are note cleaned periodically, they can become clogged with dust, preventing proper ventilation. This can cause overheating and damage the projector. Follow these steps: Turn the projector off.
  • Page 55: Replacing The Lamp

    Replacing the Lamp Use a screwdriver to remove the screw(s) from the cover, and then pull out the lamp. The projector will detect the lamp life. You will be shown a warning message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement suggested!"...
  • Page 56 To Change the Lamp Turn off the projector by pressing the power button. Allow the projector at least 30 mins to cool down. Disconnect the power cord. Open the screw cover on the right side of the projector. (Illustration #1) Use a screwdriver to loosen the screw on the right side of the projector.
  • Page 57: Ceiling Mount Installation

    Ceiling Mount Installation If you wish to install the projector using a ceiling mount, please refer to the steps below: Drill four holes into a solid, structurally sound part of the ceiling, and secure the mount base. Note: Screws are not included. Please obtain the appropriate screws for your type of ceiling.
  • Page 58 Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Screw Type B Smaller Washer Large Washer Projector Bracket Supports projector and allows for adjustments Spacer - For heat dissipation Note: It is recommended that you keep a reasonable space between the bracket and the projector to allow for proper heat distribution.
  • Page 59 Note: The appropriate type of screw and washer for each model is listed in the table below. 3 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Models Screw Type B Washer Type Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Large Small P1273/P1273n/P1276/P1373W/ P1273B/P1273i/P1373WB 55.00 mm 55.00 mm SCREW SPEC. M3 x 20 mm...
  • Page 60: Specifications

    Specifications The specifications listed below are subject to change without notice. For final specs, please refer to Acer's published marketing specifications. Projection system ® Resolution P1373WB/P1373W: Native: WXGA (1280 x 800), Maximum: UXGA (1600 x 1200), 1080p(1920x1080) P1273/P1273n/P1273B/P1273i/P1276: Native: XGA (1024...
  • Page 61 Power consumption P1273/P1273n/P1273B/P1273i/P1373WB/P1373W: Normal mode: 235W ± 10% @ 110VAC ECO mode: 197W ± 10% @ 110VAC Standby mode < 0.5W P1276: Normal mode: 305W ± 10% @ 110VAC ECO mode: 240W ± 10% @ 110VAC Standby mode < 0.5W Operating temperature 5°C to 40°C / 41°F to 104°F...
  • Page 62: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility modes A. VGA Analog VGA Analog - PC Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 640x480 31.47 640x480 37.86 640x480 37.50 640x480 43.27 640x480 119.51 61.60 SVGA 800x600 35.20 800x600 37.88 800x600 48.08 800x600 46.88 800x600 53.67 800x600 119.85 77.20 1024x768 48.36...
  • Page 63 VGA Analog - Extended Wide timing Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] WXGA 1280x768 47.78 1280x768 60.29 1280x768 68.63 1280x720 44.80 1280x800 49.60 1440x900 55.90 1680x1050 65.30 1366x768 47.71 1920x1080-RB 66.60 UWXGA 1920x1200-RB 60 (59.95) 74.04 VGA Analog -Component Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz]...
  • Page 64 640x480 119.51 61.61 SVGA 800x600 35.20 800x600 37.88 800x600 48.08 800x600 46.88 800x600 53.67 800x600 119.85 77.20 1024x768 48.36 1024x768 56.48 1024x768 60.02 1024x768 119.804 98.80 1152x864 67.50 1152x864 77.10 1280x1024 64.00 1280x1024 77.90 1280x1024 79.98 1280x1024 91.15 1280x960 75.00 PowerBook G4 640x480 31.50...
  • Page 65 HDMI - Video Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 480i 720x480 59.94 (29.97) 15.70 480p 720x480 59.94 31.47 576i 720x576 50(25) 15.60 576p 720x576 31.25 720p 1280x720 45.00 720p 1280x720 37.50 1080i 1920x1080 60(30) 33.75 1080i 1920x1080 50(25) 28.10 1080p 1920x1080 67.50...
  • Page 66: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices FCC notice This device 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 67: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Acer hereby declares that this projector series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 68: Declaration Of Conformity

    New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. RU Jan, e-mail:ru.jan@acer.com And, Acer Italy s.r.l Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy Tel: +39-02-939-921 ,Fax: +39-02 9399-2913 www.acer.it...
  • Page 69 Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., Suite 1500 San Jose, CA 95110 U. S. A. Tel: 254-298-4000 Fax: 254-298-4147 www.acer.com Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...