Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020plus User Manual

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  • Page 1 ® PowerLite Home Cinema 3020+ Home Theater Projector User’ s Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Projector Parts Remote Control Optional Accessories Warranty Using This Manual Setting Up the Projector Choose a Location Installing the Projector Connecting the Cables Connecting Video and Computer Equipment Making Other Connections Installing Batteries in the Remote Control Charging the 3D Glasses Turning the Projector On and Off Turning On the Projector Turning Off the Projector...
  • Page 3 Advanced Color Adjustments Adjusting the Gamma Setting Adjusting RGBCMY Locking the Projector Making Detailed Adjustments Using the Menu System Changing How the Menus Display Adjusting the Picture Quality Input Brightness Settings Sharpness and Picture Quality Settings Color Settings 3D Setup Adjustments for Computer Images Split Screen Setup Selecting Memory Settings and Resetting the Projector...
  • Page 4 Cleaning the Projector Case Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter Replacing the Lamp Resetting the Lamp Usage Timer Checking the Projector Status Storing the Projector Transporting the Projector Problem Solving What To Do When the Lights Come On or Flash Solving Picture Problems Solving Remote Control Problems Where to Get Help...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Auto Iris system that constantly controls the light output based on the gamma and black/white levels of your projected content, for perfectly adjusted images and deepest blacks ■ ® ™ EPSON Fine 3LCD technology for reliable picture quality, increased contrast ratio and uniform colors ■ 1080Perfect ™...
  • Page 6: Projector Parts

    Projector Parts Front Horizontal keystone slider Control panel Lamp cover Zoom ring Focus ring Air exhaust Remote receiver Air filter cover Lens cover Air intake Adjustable foot Back Cable clip hole Cable clip hole PC port USB port HDMI ports Speakers Video port RS-232C port...
  • Page 7: Projector Control Panel

    Bottom Mounting bracket attachment points Front adjustable feet Projector Control Panel Volume/horizontal keystone buttons Brightness sensor Escape button Power light Vertical keystone buttons Power button Source button Temperature Lamp light light Introduction...
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Remote Control Illumination button Standby button On button Lights the remote control Turns projector off Turns projector on buttons for easy viewing Split button Toggles the Split Screen HDMI Link button function on or off Enables and disables the Source buttons HDMI link function Switch between equipment connected to the projector...
  • Page 9: Optional Accessories

    F3H982-06 Belkin PureAV HDMI audio video cable – 3 ft. (0.9 m) AV22300-03 You can purchase these accessories from an authorized EPSON reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call Epson as described on page 73. Warranty Your projector comes with a basic two-year warranty for the projector, one-year 3D glasses warranty, and a 90 day limited warranty for the lamp.
  • Page 10: Using This Manual

    Note: Contains important information about your projector. Tip: Contains helpful projection tips. Need additional help? Take advantage of Epson’s automated support services 24 hours a day at (website available in Spanish). Use this site to view FAQs or product information and e-mail Epson.
  • Page 11: Setting Up The Projector

    Setting Up the Projector Follow the instructions in this section to choose a location for the projector, connect the cables, and display an image. Choose a Location You can install the projector for the viewing setups shown below, as well as rear projection. Center Ceiling Setting Up the Projector...
  • Page 12 Keep the projector level and place it at a height so its lens is even with the top or the bottom of the screen and is centered horizontally. If this isn’t possible, use the horizontal keystone slider and vertical keystone buttons to adjust the image (see page 23). Note: Image quality is reduced if keystone correction is used.
  • Page 13 To determine the exact image size when you know the projection distance (or the exact projection distance when you know the desired image size), you can use the Image Size Calculator. This program is available on the Epson website at (U.S.). Also keep these considerations in mind: ■...
  • Page 14: Installing The Projector

    In order to view 3D images correctly, 3D glasses must be worn within 32 feet (10 m) of the projector. Use the image below to determine the viewing distance for 3D projection (the shading represents the 3D viewing area): Installing the Projector To install the projector, you first need to determine the location, based on the size of your screen (maximum diagonal image size).
  • Page 15 The following illustrations show the dimensions of the projector: 16.5 in. (420 mm) 8.3 in. (210 mm) Center of lens 5.5 in. (139.6 mm) 3.2 in. (80 mm) 11.8 in. (300 mm) 2.4 in. (60 mm) 5.9 in. (150 mm) 2.8 in.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Cables

    Connecting the Cables Connecting Video and Computer Equipment You can connect the projector to many types of video equipment, such as a Blu-ray ™ Disc /DVD player, digital tuner, cable or satellite box, video game console, camcorder, or digital camera. You can also connect it to a desktop or laptop PC or Apple Mac system. For details on compatible video formats, see page 77.
  • Page 17 Port name Video equipment connection Computer connection Video Use an RCA video and audio cable: — For best results, connect your video equipment to the port, if possible. If your HDMI equipment doesn’t support HDMI, connect it to either the (for high quality, Component component video) or...
  • Page 18: Making Other Connections

    Making Other Connections Connect the power cable and other cables described below, depending on how you plan to use the projector. ■ Plug the power cable into the projector and a grounded electrical outlet. ■ To use an AV controller with the projector, connect a 9-pin null modem serial cable to port.
  • Page 19: Installing Batteries In The Remote Control

    Charging the 3D Glasses If you are using EPSON RF 3D Active Shutter Glasses, follow these steps to charge the glasses: 1. Plug a USB cable into the port on the bridge of the glasses.
  • Page 20 Plug the other end of the USB cable into a computer or other device with an available USB port. Note: Epson does not guarantee the compatibility of the EPSON RF 3D active shutter glasses with computers or other devices. Setting Up the Projector...
  • Page 21: Turning The Projector On And Off

    Turning the Projector On and Off Turning On the Projector 1. Remove the lens cap. 2. Turn on any connected equipment you plan to use. 3. Press the button on the remote control or the Ppower button on the projector. Remote control Projector Note: To prevent children from turning on the projector, you can use the Child Lock feature.
  • Page 22: Selecting The Image Source

    Selecting the Image Source The source buttons on the projector and remote control let you switch between images from different pieces of equipment connected to the projector (such as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, cable or satellite box, or video game console). Press the button on the remote control that corresponds to the port to which your Source...
  • Page 23: Positioning The Image

    Positioning the Image If the projector is not centered in front of the screen, use the horizontal keystone slider, horizontal keystone buttons, and vertical keystone buttons to correct the shape of the image. Note: For the best image quality, try to position the projector so that you do not need to use keystone correction.
  • Page 24 If one side of the image is taller than the other, make sure the projector is parallel to the screen. If necessary, adjust the front feet so that the projector is horizontal. Adjustable feet Your projector automatically adjusts images that are wider at the top or bottom, but if necessary, you can also use the vertical keystone buttons on the projector to correct this.
  • Page 25: Making Basic Adjustments

    Making Basic Adjustments Follow the instructions in this chapter to make basic adjustments to the image shape, size, color, and quality. For further refinements, see “Making Detailed Adjustments” on page 38. Focusing and Zooming Use the focus ring to sharpen the image. Use the zoom ring to reduce or enlarge the image.
  • Page 26: Choosing The Aspect Ratio

    Choosing the Aspect Ratio In many cases, video signals are automatically resized to fit on your screen when is selected as the Aspect Auto setting. You may need to change the size of the image (or aspect ratio) for certain image types by pressing the button on the remote control.
  • Page 27: Viewing 3D Images

    Viewing 3D Images To view 3D content, you must first connect a 3D-compatible video device to one of the HDMI ports on your projector. You will also need a pair of EPSON or EPSON-compatible RF 3D active shutter glasses. 1. Turn on and begin playback on the 3D-compatible video device.
  • Page 28 The light on the 3D glasses indicates the current status of the glasses: Light state Status Flashing red The battery is low. The glasses have entered standby mode. Turn the 3D glasses off and Flashing green back on to continue viewing 3D content. Solid red The glasses are charging.
  • Page 29: Projecting In Split Screen Mode

    Projecting in Split Screen Mode You can use the Split Screen feature to simultaneously project two images from different video sources next to each other. You can control the Split Screen feature using the remote control or the projector menus. The Split Screen feature is only available with certain combinations of video sources.
  • Page 30 2. Press the button. You see this screen: Menu To select an input source for the other image, select the setting, press Source Enter select the input source, select , and press . (You can also change image Execute Enter sources, if necessary.) 3.
  • Page 31: Starting A Slideshow

    Starting a Slideshow After connecting a USB device to the projector, you can switch to the USB input source and start your slide show. Note: You can change the Slideshow operation options or add special effects by highlighting Option at the bottom of the screen and pressing Enter. See “Choosing Slideshow Options” on page 32 for more information.
  • Page 32: Choosing Slideshow Options

    4. While projecting, use the following commands to control the display as necessary: ■ To rotate a displayed image, press the up or down arrow button. ■ To move to the next or previous image, press the left or right arrow button. 5.
  • Page 33: Choosing The Color Mode

    Setting Options Description Screen Switching Time Does not display the next file automatically 1 Second to 60 Seconds Displays files for the selected time and switches to the next file automatically Effect Wipe Transitions between images with a wipe effect Dissolve Transitions between images with a dissolve effect...
  • Page 34: Advanced Color Adjustments

    ■ 3D Cinema for viewing 3D movies in a dimly lit room (only available when the projector is in 3D Mode). Advanced Color Adjustments To further customize the color and image quality, you can adjust the gamma and individual RGBCMY color tones using the button on the remote control.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Gamma Setting

    Adjusting the Gamma Setting You can select from five gamma settings (2.0 to 2.4) or customize your own setting from your image or a displayed graph. Lower values will increase the contrast of dark areas, but tend to blur the bright areas. Higher values will darken the light areas. Gamma presets make minor adjustments to mid-tone values.
  • Page 36: Adjusting Rgbcmy

    Adjusting RGBCMY Use this feature to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness for each of the red (R), green (G), blue (B), cyan (C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y) color components (not available when is selected as the Color Mode). Auto 1.
  • Page 37: Locking The Projector

    Locking the Projector The projector includes two lock settings to prevent the image from being accidentally changed once it’s adjusted, and to keep children from turning on the projector without adult supervision. To access the lock settings, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 38: Making Detailed Adjustments

    Making Detailed Adjustments You can use the projector’s on-screen menus to make detailed adjustments to the image quality—such as the brightness, contrast, sharpness, and color. You can also change the menu display, sleep mode settings, and other projector features. Using the Menu System You can access the menu system either from the remote control or the buttons on the projector’s control panel.
  • Page 39: Changing How The Menus Display

    4. When you’re finished, press the button to return to the previous menu or press the button to exit the menu system. Menu To display one of the line menus, press the button. You see a display like this at the Enter bottom of the image: ■...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Picture Quality

    Adjusting the Picture Quality Before fine-tuning the image using these adjustments, make sure you have already selected the best Color Mode for your picture and viewing environment, as described on page 33. Then use the settings in this section to finish adjusting the picture to your liking. Most image quality settings are saved independently for each input source (Video, HDMI, Component, PC) and color mode.
  • Page 41: Power Consumption

    Note: This setting can be used only when HDMI1 or HDMI2 is selected as the image source (see page 22). This setting cannot be used when Epson Super White is set to On. If your video equipment has an HDMI port and you’ve connected it to the projector using an HDMI cable, set the level of the projector to match that of the video equipment.
  • Page 42: Sharpness And Picture Quality Settings

    Sharpness and Picture Quality Settings If the image looks fuzzy, or if it contains noise or flickering, you can use these settings to correct it. ■ Sharpness Image > Sharpness Use this function to make lines and edges appear more distinct in the image. This setting is stored separately for each image source and color mode setting.
  • Page 43: Color Settings

    Note: This setting can be used only when viewing a composite video signal, or 480i or 576i, or 1080i signals input through the Component, HDMI1, or HDMI2 ports (see page 77). ■ Noise Reduction Signal > Advanced > Noise Reduction Note: This setting may not be available with a signal input through the PC port.
  • Page 44: Skin Tone

    ■ Skin Tone Image > Skin Tone Makes fine adjustments to the tint and controls the amount of magenta or green in the image. Also useful for correcting black-and-white images, if they look tinted. ■ RGB Image > Advanced > RGB Use the RGB settings to fine-tune the color of the image.
  • Page 45: 3D Setup

    3D Setup Use this menu to adjust 3D brightness, the 3D display format and other 3D settings. Note: You should only adjust the 3D Format and Inverse 3D Glasses settings if 3D images aren’t displaying correctly. Changing these settings unnecessarily may cause problems with 3D projection.
  • Page 46: Adjustments For Computer Images

    ■ Inverse 3D Glasses Signal > 3D Setup > Inverse 3D Glasses Reverses the timing for the left and right shutters on the 3D active shutter glasses. Only enable this function if using the rear projection mode or if 3D images are not displaying correctly.
  • Page 47: Split Screen Setup

    Split Screen Setup Press the button while in Split Screen mode to access this menu. Menu ■ Screen Size Split Screen Setup > Screen Size Adjusts the size of the two screens. Choose to increase the size of the left Larger Left screen, to increase the size of the right screen, or...
  • Page 48: Selecting Memory Settings And Resetting The Projector

    ■ Audio Source Split Screen Setup > Audio Source Use this setting to select which screen’s audio you want to hear while in split screen mode. Note: Select Auto to hear audio from either the largest screen or the screen on the left (depending on the Screen Size setting).
  • Page 49: Renaming Memory Settings

    3. Use the arrow buttons to select the desired setting, then press the button. Enter After a moment, the image appears on the screen using the retrieved settings. Certain settings may not be applied, depending on the input signal. Renaming Memory Settings You can rename memory settings so that they are easier for you to recognize.
  • Page 50: Resetting The Projector

    Resetting the Projector If the image quality isn’t what you expect, one or more settings may be adjusted improperly. If necessary, you can restore the projector to its factory-default (original) settings. To restore the settings in a specific menu (such as the Image or Settings menu), open that menu, select , and confirm as needed.
  • Page 51: Customizing Projector Features

    Customizing Projector Features Use the settings in this section to adjust the image size and position, suppress on-screen text, and select basic setup options. Image Sizing Before adjusting any of these settings, make sure you have already selected an appropriate aspect ratio for the type of picture you’re viewing (see page 26).
  • Page 52: Screen Options

    ■ Zoom Caption Pos. Signal > Zoom Caption Pos. Lets you adjust the shape and position of the image so that subtitles are visible (available only if the Aspect setting has been set to ). Adjust Overscan before changing the Zoom zoom position.
  • Page 53: Direct Power On

    ■ Direct Power On Extended > Operation > Direct Power On Sets projection to start without pressing the P power button on the projector or the button on the remote control. Note: When Direct Power On is enabled, power surges that occur after a power outage can cause the projector to turn on.
  • Page 54: High Altitude Mode

    ■ Control Panel Lock Settings > Lock Settings > Control Panel Lock Lets you disable all the buttons on the projector’s control panel to prevent the image from being accidentally changed once it is adjusted. See page 37 for more information. ■...
  • Page 55: Using Hdmi Link

    Using HDMI Link When you connect HDMI CEC-compatible devices to the projector with HDMI cables, you can control them using the HDMI Link control buttons on the projector’s remote control. This lets you use just one remote control to operate many commonly used features on all your devices.
  • Page 56: Changing Hdmi Link Settings

    4. Set up your connected devices so their HDMI CEC-compatible functions are enabled. For details, refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation. Changing HDMI Link Settings 1. Press the button on the projector’s remote control. HDMI Link 2. Select . You see this screen: Device Connections 3.
  • Page 57: Maintenance

    Maintenance Your projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a regular basis is keep the lens clean. You also may need to clean the air filter to prevent overheating. Warning: Before you clean any part of the projector, turn it off and unplug the power cord. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers.
  • Page 58: Cleaning The 3D Glasses

    Cleaning the 3D Glasses Use a lint-free cloth (do not use paper towels) to gently wipe the 3D glasses whenever you notice dust, dirt, or fingerprints on the surface. Caution: Never rub the 3D glasses with abrasive materials. Cleaning the Projector Case Before you clean the case, turn off the projector and unplug the power cord.
  • Page 59: Cleaning And Replacing The Air Filter

    Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter Clean the air filter as described below. You can replace the air filter while the projector is mounted to the ceiling, if necessary. The illustrations here show the projector placed on a table. 1. Press the Ppower button on the projector twice or the button on the remote Standby control and wait for the power light to stop flashing.
  • Page 60 If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace it. You can purchase air filter part number V13H134A38 from an authorized EPSON reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call Epson as described on page 73.
  • Page 61: Replacing The Lamp

    Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. You can purchase lamp part number V12H010L68 from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call Epson as described on page 73.
  • Page 62 5. Remove the lamp cover as shown. 6. Loosen the screws securing the lamp (they don’t come all the way out). 7. Lift up the lamp handle and gently pull the lamp out of the projector. Warning: The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling.
  • Page 63 8. Gently insert the new lamp into the projector and press the handle down. Tighten the screws. Caution: Don’t touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly. Touching the glass could result in premature lamp failure. 9. Replace the lamp cover. (The projector won’t work if the lamp cover is open or loose.) 10.
  • Page 64: Resetting The Lamp Usage Timer

    Resetting the Lamp Usage Timer After replacing the lamp, plug the projector back in and press the Ppower button on the projector or the button on the remote control. Then follow these steps to reset the lamp usage timer: 1. Press the button on the projector or remote control.
  • Page 65: Storing The Projector

    Pack the projector in its original packaging or equivalent. Transporting the Projector Note: Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation. The projector contains many glass and precision parts. When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original packaging, use equivalent materials.
  • Page 66: Problem Solving

    Problem Solving This section explains how to interpret the projector’s status lights, solve problems with the picture and remote control, and contact technical support. What To Do When the Lights Come On or Flash The lights on top of the projector and 3D glasses indicate the projector’s status and let you know when a problem occurs.
  • Page 67 If the lamp isn’t cracked, reinstall it, plug the projector into an outlet, and turn the power on. If this doesn’t fix the problem, or if the lamp is cracked, contact Epson for assistance (see page 73).
  • Page 68: Solving Picture Problems

    The temperature There is a fan or sensor problem. Turn off the projector and light flashes red unplug it from the electrical outlet. Then contact Epson for assistance (see page 73). Both warning There is an internal problem. Turn off the projector and unplug it lights are flashing from the electrical outlet.
  • Page 69 3D content does not display or does not display correctly. ■ Press the button on the remote control to switch to 3D viewing mode, if 2D/3D necessary. ■ Make sure that you are within the 3D viewing range (see page 11). ■...
  • Page 70 ■ If the function key doesn’t let you display simultaneously on both screens, you might need to use the Display utility in the Windows Control Panel to make sure that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. From the Windows Control Panel, open the utility.
  • Page 71 The picture is blurry. ■ Make sure the is set correctly for your video equipment (see page 53). Input Signal ■ There may be dirt on the lens. Clean the lens as described on page 57. ■ Adjust the focus (see page 25). ■...
  • Page 72: Solving Remote Control Problems

    Solving Remote Control Problems The projector doesn’t respond to remote control commands. ■ Make sure you’re within about 32 feet (10 m) of the projector, and the remote control is aimed at the projector’s front or back sensor within the ranges shown below. 32 ft (10 m) 32 ft (10 m) 32 ft (10 m)
  • Page 73: Where To Get Help

    Where to Get Help Internet Support Epson provides technical assistance 24 hours a day at (website available only in Spanish). Here you can access troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive technical advice through email. Speak to a Support Representative...
  • Page 74: Purchase Supplies And Accessories

    ■ Computer configuration, if you’re connected to a computer ■ Description of the problem Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase screens or other accessories from an authorized EPSON reseller. To find the nearest reseller, contact Epson. Problem Solving...
  • Page 75: Specifications

    Specifications General Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix Size of LCD panels 0.61 inch (15.5 mm) wide Lens F=1.51 to 1.99 Resolution (native format) 1920 × 1080 pixels, 1080p Brightness Normal mode: White light output up to 2300 lumens (ISO 21118 standard) Color light output up to 2300 lumens ECO mode: White light output up to 1000 lumens...
  • Page 76: Lamp

    Lamp Note: Lamp life will vary depending on mode selected, environmental conditions, and usage. Brightness decreases over time. Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Type UHE (Ultra High Efficiency), E-TORL Power consumption 230 W Lamp life 4000 hours (Normal mode)
  • Page 77: Environmental

    220 to 240 V AC: Operating: 358 W (Normal mode) 274 W (ECO mode) Standby: 0.35 W (with HDMI Link enabled) Environmental Temperature Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C) Storage: 14 to 140 °F (–10 to 60 °C) Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing...
  • Page 78 Refresh rate (Hz) Format Resolution 50/60 720 × 576 SECAM 720 × 576 Component video Refresh rate (Hz) Signal Resolution SDTV 480i 720 × 480 576i 720 × 576 480p 720 × 480 576p 720 × 576 HDTV 720p 50/60 1280 ×...
  • Page 79: Esc/Vp21 Command Codes

    ESC/VP21 Command Codes You can use an AV controller with a 9-pin null modem serial cable to control the projector. You can download the complete ESC/VP 21 Communication Manual for home theater projectors from the Epson website at Specifications...
  • Page 80: Notices

    Notices Important Safety Information Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector: ■ 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. ■...
  • Page 81 ■ The following people should limit 3D content viewing: People with a history of photosensitivity People with heart disease People in poor health People who are sleep deprived People who are physically tired People under the influence of drugs or alcohol Anyone who has ever experienced epileptic seizures or sensory disturbances triggered by flashing light effects SOME LIGHT PATTERNS MAY INDUCE SEIZURES IN PERSONS WITH NO PRIOR...
  • Page 82: Fcc Compliance Statement

    ■ Allow the lamp to cool for one hour before replacing it. ■ Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when not in use for extended periods. ■ Don’t place the projector or remote control on top of heat-producing equipment. ■...
  • Page 83: For Canadian Users

    interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. For Canadian Users This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
  • Page 84: Copyright Notice

    Seiko Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products.

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