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  • Page 1 PowerLite Presenter L ® User’s Guide...
  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    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

    Contents Welcome Warranty Optional Accessories About This Manual PowerLite Presenter L Parts and Controls Important Safety Instructions Unpacking and Setting Up Unpacking Choosing a Location Setting Up Your Projector Turning the Projector Off Playing discs Wall and Projection Screen Recommendations...
  • Page 4 Repeating a Chapter, Title, Track, or File Changing the Play Sequence (Program Play) Selecting Language, Subtitles, and Camera Angles Using the Playback Information Screen Customizing PowerLite Presenter L Locking DVDs Locking the Power Button on the Control Panel Saving Power...
  • Page 5 Adjusting Dolby Audio Settings Setting Video and Other Options Viewing Status Information and Resetting the Lamp Timer Caring for Your Projector Protecting PowerLite Projector Cleaning the Lens Cleaning the Case Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter Replacing the Lamp Resetting the Lamp Timer Storing Your PowerLite Projector Transporting Your Projector Problem Solving...
  • Page 6: Welcome

    You can connect the projector to a wide range of computers and video sources, as well as USB storage devices. PowerLite Presenter L offers these outstanding features: ■ Flexibility to set up in any room, from 0.66 meters to 9.1 meters away from a screen or wall ■...
  • Page 7: Optional Accessories

    (Latin America) or Ceiling-mountable screens www.epson.com.br (Brazil) You can purchase accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, go to www.latin.epson.com (Latin America) or www.epson.com.br (Brazil). About This Manual See the Quick Setup sheet to set up your projector and start using it. This PDF manual contains information on using all the features of your projector, troubleshooting tips, and specifications.
  • Page 8: Powerlite Presenter L Parts And Controls

    PowerLite Presenter L Parts and Controls Front View Lens cover slide Remote control receiver Lens cover Air intake vent Foot adjustment lever Security Adjustable slot foot Disc slot Handle Eject button Foot adjustment Lens Disc lever indicator light Headphone Adjustable...
  • Page 9: Top View

    Top View Lamp cover Focus image Ambient light Power sensor Access Setup status light menu Access Play/Pause DVD menu Turn PowerLite Presenter L on or off Select menu settings Lamp warning light Temperature warning light Return to Project from Stop previous menu external equipment Control...
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Remote Control Note: The remote control buttons can glow in the dark. Expose the remote control to light for several minutes before using it in the dark. Turn Function/numerics projector on Eject DVD toggle switch or off Project from external equipment Pause image and turn on light Adjust picture for...
  • Page 11: Important Safety Instructions

    ■ The lamp is fragile and can easily break. If the lamp breaks, handle the projector with extreme care to avoid injury from broken glass, and contact Epson to replace the lamp. ■ Do not use the lamp after the lamp replacement period has elapsed, because the possibility of lamp breakage increases.
  • Page 12 ■ The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash. ■ The lamp in this projector is under high internal pressure and may make a loud noise if it breaks.
  • Page 13 ■ Don’t overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock. ■ Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: when the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed;...
  • Page 14 Avoid projecting a high-contrast still image for more than 15 minutes to prevent burn-in. If this happens, project a bright screen until the burn-in disappears (from 30 to 60 minutes.) If you can’t eliminate the burn-in, contact Epson as described on page 65. ■...
  • Page 15: Unpacking And Setting Up

    Follow these instructions to unpack your projector, choose a location, and set up your projector. Unpacking Make sure you have all the parts shown here: Remote control and 2 AA Batteries PowerLite Presenter L CD with User’s Guide Padded case Power cord Unpacking and Setting Up...
  • Page 16: Choosing A Location

    Choosing a Location You can use your projector just about anywhere in the classroom or conference room, on a tabletop, desktop, cart, or simply project on a flat white wall. To project onto a wall, choose a flat white wall with a smooth surface. When you find a suitable wall for projection, you may want to consider coating the area with projection paint to enhance the image quality.
  • Page 17 Standard aspect ratio (4:3) Image size (diagonal) Projection distance 21 in. 2.5 to 3.4 ft. (0.8 to 1 meter) 30 in. 3.6 to 4.9 ft. (1.1 to 1.5 meters) 50 in. 6 to 8.2 ft. (1.8 to 2.5 meters) 60 in. 7.2 to 9.8 ft.
  • Page 18: Setting Up Your Projector

    Setting Up Your Projector 1. If you have a screen, set it up following the instructions included with the screen. Make sure you read all the instructions to avoid damaging the screen. 2. Put the batteries in the remote control. Note: Use only AA-size alkaline or manganese batteries.
  • Page 19: Turning The Projector Off

    5. Open the lens cover, then connect the power cord and plug in the projector. The light turns orange. Once you’ve finished setting up the projector, do one of the following: ■ If you would like to play a DVD, see “Playing discs” on page 20. ■...
  • Page 20: Playing Discs

    Playing discs Follow the instructions in this section to play a CD/DVD and control playback. Wall and Projection Screen Recommendations To optimize viewing of projector images, follow the recommendations in this section. Viewing on a Projection Screen If you don’t have a suitable wall or want a professional quality viewing experience, you can use a projection screen.
  • Page 21: Viewing On A Wall

    Screen mounting style Characteristics Wall-mounted screens Typically permanently installed Can be partially hidden out of the way Some may be disguised as artwork Ceiling-mounted screens Typically permanently installed Can be partially hidden out of the way Some may be recessed into the ceiling and hidden completely Can be manually or electronically dropped and raised Outdoor screens Resistant to outdoor environmental factors...
  • Page 22: Starting A Dvd

    Starting a DVD Insert your disc into the slot. Warning: Close the lens cover before inserting or ejecting a disc. When the picture appears, do not look into the lens, and do not allow children or pets to look into the lens. The bright light may affect your vision.
  • Page 23 ■ If the image is horizontally tilted, you can turn the feet to level it. ■ Your projector automatically detects the vertical tilt and corrects the image shape. If you find that the image is not rectangular, however, use the buttons on the remote Keystone control or the Keystone setting in the Signal menu (see page 48) to adjust the image...
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Sound

    ■ To enlarge or reduce the aspect ratio of the picture, press the button on the remote control to select , or (if available for the video source you’re using). Normal Full Zoom Adjusting the Sound To adjust the volume, use the buttons on the control panel or remote control.
  • Page 25: Controlling Playback

    To resume, press on the remote control or on the control panel. ■ To pause a CD/DVD and display the Epson logo, press on the remote control or control panel. To resume, press on the remote control, or on the control panel.
  • Page 26: Searching (Fast Forward Or Reverse)

    Searching (Fast Forward or Reverse) ■ To move forward or backward through a video or audio CD or DVD, press on the remote control. Each time you press the button, the search (or “shuttle”) speed increases. ■ To return to normal play, press Playing in Slow Motion You can play a video frame by frame or in slow motion (“jog control”).
  • Page 27: Using Dvd Menus

    Using DVD Menus Many DVDs display a top menu at startup and include submenus that let you select chapters. ■ To display a menu, press (press the button for about 3 seconds to display the top menu). ■ To select items in a menu, press , or .
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Sound And Audio Modes

    ■ Theatre: Use in completely darkened rooms. ■ Game: Use for playing fast-motion games in a bright room (option available only when connected to external equipment). Note: Fan speed varies depending on the selected color mode. This is normal. Adjusting the Sound and Audio Modes You can switch between stereo sound and virtual surround sound and select from several audio modes, depending on the type of movie (or music) you’re playing.
  • Page 29: Connecting A Microphone

    After you connect headphones, you no longer hear any sound from the built-in speakers. However, you can still adjust the volume to the headphones using the projector’s volume controls on the control panel or remote control. Warning: Make sure the volume is not set too high, especially when you first plug in the headphones.
  • Page 30: Using Your Projector With Other Equipment

    Using Your Projector with Other Equipment You can connect a variety of video, audio, and computer equipment to PowerLite projector to further enhance your viewing and listening experience. ■ ™ Video equipment such as a Blu-ray disc player, DVR, cable or satellite TV receiver, ®...
  • Page 31 HDMI Connection For connecting an HD cable or satellite TV receiver, Blu-ray disc player, HD DVR, or HD camcorder. Composite Video Connection Yellow White Video Audio For connecting a DVD player or VCR, cable or satellite TV receiver or DVR, game console, camcorder, video or photo iPod, or digital camera.
  • Page 32 Component Video Connection White Output Audio RCA stereo audio cable Component video cable For connecting a cable or satellite TV receiver, DVD player, DVR, or game console. After you connect your equipment to the projector, follow these steps to begin: 1.
  • Page 33: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting a USB Device You can connect a USB device, such as a flash drive or memory card reader containing a memory card. You can view photos or play music or DivX videos. The projector supports the following types of files on USB devices: ■...
  • Page 34: Playing Projector Audio Through An External Audio System

    Playing Projector Audio Through an External Audio System You can connect the projector to an amplifier, a 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound System, or a digital audio recorder. To output sound from the projector, the external equipment needs to have a digital coaxial (S/PDIF) audio input port. You will also need a digital coaxial cable, which may be provided with your external equipment, or may be purchased from an electronics store.
  • Page 35: Connecting A Computer Or Laptop

    Connecting a Computer or Laptop You can connect the projector to a computer or laptop to play videos or games, display presentations or photos, or project anything you can see and hear on your computer. You will need a computer cable (D-sub 15-pin to D-sub 15-pin) and an RCA stereo audio cable (2-RCA to stereo mini-pin).
  • Page 36 Note: If your laptop cannot play movies on both the laptop display and an external display, you may need to disable the laptop display to view movies on the projector. See your laptop documentation for instructions. 8. Normally, the projector selects the correct aspect ratio automatically. If you need to change the aspect, press the button on the remote control and select Normal...
  • Page 37: Doing More With Your Projector

    Doing More with Your Projector Follow the instructions in this section to play music and photos on your projector, use advanced playback controls, and adjust various projector features. Playing Music and DivX Videos and Viewing Photos You can play music CDs and discs or USB devices with MP3, WMA, DivX, and MPEG 1/2/4 files.
  • Page 38: Playing Mp3/Wma Music Or Divx Videos

    Playing MP3/WMA Music or DivX Videos You can play MP3 or WMA music files and DivX or MPEG 1/2/4 videos on CDs, DVDs, or USB devices. See page 67 for information on the types of discs that are supported. When you insert a disc or USB device that contains MP3, WMA, and/or DivX files, you see a list of files and/or folders: 1.
  • Page 39: Viewing Jpeg Photos

    Viewing JPEG Photos When you insert a disc or USB device that contains JPEG photo files, you see a list of files and/or folders. ■ Press to select a folder or file, then press to begin displaying the photos. ■ To rotate an image, press ■...
  • Page 40: Using Advanced Playback Controls

    Using Advanced Playback Controls Your projector provides advanced features for looping videos or music tracks and selecting titles, chapters, or tracks. On DVDs that include subtitles, multiple languages, or multiple camera angles, you can use the remote control for easy access to these features. Repeating a Chapter, Title, Track, or File You can select a chapter or title on a DVD to repeat continuously (or loop).
  • Page 41: Changing The Play Sequence (Program Play)

    Changing the Play Sequence (Program Play) You can create your own program for playing tracks on a music CD or chapters and titles on a DVD. Programs are saved for up to 10 discs, even after you change the CD or DVD. 1.
  • Page 42: Selecting Language, Subtitles, And Camera Angles

    Selecting Language, Subtitles, and Camera Angles Some DVDs and DivX files allow you to display subtitles or select from several languages or camera angles. If these features are available, you can use the buttons on the remote control to select them. 1.
  • Page 43: Customizing Powerlite Presenter L

    Customizing PowerLite Presenter L You can limit children’s access, adjust the sound, and customize other features of the projector. Many of these settings are available by pressing buttons on the remote control. Setup Visual Setup Locking DVDs You can lock up to 40 DVDs to prevent children from viewing them.
  • Page 44: Locking The Power Button On The Control Panel

    Locking the Power Button on the Control Panel You can lock the button on the control panel to prevent young children from accidentally turning on the projector and looking into the lens. (You can still turn on the projector using the remote control, so you may want to place it out of children’s reach.) You will also be able to turn on the projector by holding down the button on the control panel for at least 5...
  • Page 45: Changing Language Settings

    ■ Sleep 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150: The power switches off automatically after the number of minutes specified, whether or not a movie is playing. You can select from minutes. After you set the sleep timer, you can see the time remaining by pressing Note: Sleep timer settings are not saved after you turn the projector off.
  • Page 46: Using The Others Setup Page

    You can adjust the following items for various viewing conditions and individual videos: ■ Brightness ■ Contrast ■ Color Saturation ■ Tint (only works on NTSC signals) ■ Sharpness ■ Color Temp. makes the image more blue; makes it more red.) High ■...
  • Page 47: Adjusting Dolby Audio Settings

    ■ Password: See page 43 for instructions on setting a password for locking DVDs. ■ Disc Lock: See page 43 for instructions on setting a password for locking DVDs. 5. To exit the Setup menu, press Adjusting Dolby Audio Settings You can adjust settings for external equipment with a DTS/Dolby Digital Decoder or DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital.
  • Page 48: Signal Menu

    You can adjust the following items: ■ Mic Input Level: Adjust this setting if the microphone level is too low or too high. ■ User Button: You can assign one of the following five items to the User button: Power Consumption, Info, Zoom, Resolution, Ceiling Projection. By pressing the button, the assigned menu item selection/adjustment screen is displayed, allowing you to make one-touch settings/adjustments.
  • Page 49: Viewing Status Information And Resetting The Lamp Timer

    5. Press to exit the menu. Viewing Status Information and Resetting the Lamp Timer You can use the Info page on the Visual Setup menu to view the number of hours the lamp has been used, and to reset the timer after you install a new lamp. You can also view video signal information and error codes for any problems that occur.
  • Page 50: Caring For Your Projector

    The only parts you should replace are the lamp and air filter. If another part needs replacing, contact Epson or a qualified servicer (see page 65). Follow the instructions in this section to clean the lens and case, clean and replace the air filter, replace the lamp, and store or transport the projector.
  • Page 51: Cleaning The Case

    If you cannot clean the removable filter or it is broken, you need to replace it. You can purchase a new filter (part # V13H134A26) from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, contact your nearest Epson sales office as describe in “Where To Get Help” on page 65...
  • Page 52 3. If you need to clean or replace the filter, lift up the handle, press up on the tab, and lift off the cover. 4. Remove the old filter and install the new filter. 5. Replace the cover. Caring for Your Projector...
  • Page 53: Replacing The Lamp

    Caution: If you continue to use the lamp after you see the replacement indicators, the lamp is more likely to break. You can purchase a new lamp (part # V13H010L56) from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, contact your nearest Epson sales office as describe in XXX.“Where To Get Help”...
  • Page 54 3. Loosen the lamp cover screw using the screwdriver that came with the replacement lamp. (The screw won’t come all the way out.) Then slide out the lamp cover and lift up to remove it. 4. Loosen the two silver screws holding the lamp in place. (You can’t remove these screws.) 5.
  • Page 55: Resetting The Lamp Timer

    Caution: Don’t touch the glass portion of the lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or gloves to handle the new lamp assembly. 7. To replace the lamp cover, slide it into position, then tighten the screw. (The projector won’t work if the lamp cover is loose.) 8.
  • Page 56: Storing Your Powerlite Projector

    Package the projector in its original packaging or equivalent (as described in the following section). Transporting Your Projector Note: Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation. Your projector contains many glass and precision parts. If you need to transport it, follow these guidelines to prevent damage: ■...
  • Page 57 ■ Lift the projector by its handle as shown: Caring for Your Projector...
  • Page 58: Problem Solving

    Problem Solving This section explains how to interpret the projector’s status lights, solve problems, and contact technical support. What To Do When the Lights Flash The lights on top of the projector indicate its status and let you know when a problem occurs. If all lights are off, make sure the power cable is connected correctly.
  • Page 59 See page 55. If the lamp is broken, or the lights continue to flash after you turn the power back on, unplug the projector and contact Epson. See page 65. light is red and the warning light is flashing red.
  • Page 60: Solving Operation Problems

    Make sure the power cord is securely attached at both ends. Try using a different power outlet. If the power cord has been damaged, turn off the projector, disconnect the power cord, and contact Epson. See page 65. ■ Make sure you pressed the...
  • Page 61: Solving Picture And Sound Problems

    ■ Some discs don’t support all of the remote control’s functions. ■ If you’re using a “universal” remote control, it might not work with the projector. Epson does not support any third-party remote controls. Solving Picture and Sound Problems The picture is blurry or out of focus.
  • Page 62 The picture looks too light or too dark. ■ Press the button on the remote control to select the best setting for your viewing environment. See page 27. ■ Adjust the settings. See page 45. Brightness Contrast ■ If the picture looks darker than it used to, you may need to replace the lamp. See page 53. The colors on the screen don’t look right.
  • Page 63: Problems With External Video Equipment

    ■ If the sound is distorted or too loud, try pressing the button on the projector — Volume or on the remote control. No sound can be heard from the microphone. ■ Make sure the microphone is connected correctly. See page 29. ■...
  • Page 64 ■ If you’re using a PC notebook, hold down the Fn key on the keyboard and press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as , or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it.
  • Page 65: Where To Get Help

    You can download utilities and documentation, get FAQ’s and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions. Speak to a Support Representative You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one of these numbers:...
  • Page 66: Purchase Supplies And Accessories

    Note: If you need help with optional equipment, see the information included in the box with the equipment. Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, contact your nearest Epson sales office as described above. Problem Solving...
  • Page 67: Specifications

    Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels 13.7 mm wide Lens F=1.44, f=16.6 mm Resolution (native format) 960 × 540 pixels × 3, 540p Light Output (brightness) White Light Output 2000 lumens (ISO 21118 standard) Color Light Output 2000 lumens Contrast ratio Up to 300:1 (native), up to 2000:1 (Auto Iris on)
  • Page 68: Projection Lamp

    Remote Control Range Approx. 6 m Battery AA × 2 (Alkaline or Manganese) Operating angle Horizontal: +/– 30° Vertical: +/– 15° Projection Lamp Type 200 W UHE (Ultra High Efficiency) E-TORL Part number ELPLP56/ V13H010L56 Lamp life Approx. 4000 hours (Power Consumption: Normal) Approx.
  • Page 69: Safety And Approvals

    Environmental Temperature. Operating: 5 to 35 °C without condensation Storage: –10 to 60 °C without condensation Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Operating altitude Up to 2286 m Safety and Approvals United States FCC Part 15B Class B UL60950-1 2nd Edition (cTUVus Mark) Canada ICES-003 Class B CSA C22.2 No.60950-1-07 (cTUVus Mark)
  • Page 70 Component video Normal aspect Full aspect Zoom aspect Signal Resolution mode mode mode HDTV (1080i) 16:9 1920 × 1080 960 × 540 — — (16:9) * Letterbox signal HDMI video Normal aspect Full aspect Zoom aspect Signal Resolution mode mode mode VGA60 640 ×...
  • Page 71 Computer image Normal aspect Full aspect Zoom aspect Signal Resolution mode mode mode VGA 60/72/75/85, iMac* 640 × 480 720 × 540 960 × 540 960 × 540 640 × 360** SVGA56/60/72/75/85, 800 × 600 720 × 540 960 × 540 960 ×...
  • Page 72 Sampling frequency MP3: 11 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, WMA: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz Total number of pixels JPG: Up to 3027 × 2048, DivX, MPEG-1/2/4 (Advanced Simple Profile): Up to 720 × 576 pixels Your projector can play multi-session recorded discs.
  • Page 73: Language Codes

    Language Codes Abkhazian 6566 Gaelic; Scottish 7168 Magyar 7285 Sinhalese 8373 Gaelic Afar 6565 Gallegan 7176 Malayalam 7776 Slovensky 8373 Afrikaans 6570 Georgian 7565 Maltese 7784 Slovenian 8376 Amharic 6577 Gikuyu; Kikuyu 7573 Manx 7186 Somali 8379 Arabic 6582 Guarani 7178 Maori 7773...
  • Page 74: Limited Warranty

    2. Scope of Warranty Should Epson receive notice of a defect during the warranty period, it may, at its discretion, repair or replace the defective product at no cost to the purchaser. In the event of a replacement, the replaced equipment will become property of Epson.
  • Page 75 Epson Service Center. This also applies if the failure was the result of a defect in the purchaser’s proprietary software or of a computer “virus”.
  • Page 76 If your country does not appear on the preceding list, please contact the dealer where you purchased the product. You may receive help or consult information online for all Epson products. Register your Epson equipment on our website, at www.latin.epson.com.
  • Page 77: Index

    Brightness adjusting, 46 lamp, 53, 67 Electrical specifications, 68 Buttons, 10 Environmental specifications, 69 Epson accessories, 7, 66 technical support, 7, 65 to 66 Exhaust vent, 8 Cable box, connecting, 30 to 32 External equipment Camcorder, connecting, 30 to 32...
  • Page 78 Game console, connecting, 30 to 32 Lamp General specifications, 67 brightness, 53, 67 light, 59 ordering, 7, 53 replacing, 53 to 55 specifications, 68 HDMI connection, 30 usage timer, resetting, 49, 55 to 56 Headphones, 28 Language, 42, 45, 73 Help, 7, 65 to 66 Laptop connection, 35 to 36 High altitude mode, 48, 59...
  • Page 79 Parental controls, 43 Remote control Parts, identifying, 8 to 9 buttons, 10 Pausing, 25 problems, 61 Photos, displaying, 37 to 39 specifications, 68 Picture Repeating scenes or tracks, 40 adjusting, 22, 27, 47 to 49 Replacing lamp, 53 to 55 problems, 60 to 62 Resetting lamp timer, 49, 55 to 56 Pixelworks DNX, 69...
  • Page 80 Technical support, 7, 65 to 66 Temperature, projector, 51, 59 Transporting projector, 56 to 57 TV video formats, 69 to 71 USB devices, 33 VCR, connecting, 30 to 32 Ventilation, 17, 51, 59 Vents, 8 Video camera, connecting, 30 to 32 Video, compatible formats, 69 to 71 Volume, adjusting, 24 Wall projection, 20 to 21...

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