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  • Page 1 trusted dependable most name projector lamp sales. The following projector manual has not been modified or altered in any way.
  • Page 2 Acer Projector P1166/P1266/P1266i/P1270 Series User's Guide...
  • Page 3 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 4 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 5 • 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 6 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 7 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 8 Operating environment for using wireless function (Optional) Warning! For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your machine under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G.
  • Page 9 viii Hearing aids. Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids. If interference occurs, consult your service provider. Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems.
  • Page 10 Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit sustainability.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: “Lamp(s) contain Mercury,...
  • Page 11: Precautions

    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 12: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting the Height of Projected Image 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 Management Setting...
  • Page 13 Appendices Troubleshooting LED & Alarm Definition Listing Replacing the Lamp Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 14: Introduction

    • P1166: Native 800 x 600 SVGA resolution P1266/P1266i/P1270: Native 1024 x 768 XGA resolution 4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio supported • Acer ColorBoost technology delivers nature’s true colors for vivid, life-like images • High brightness and contrast ratio •...
  • Page 15: Package Overview

    Power cord VGA cable Compostive video cable Security card 2 x User's Guide (Wireless CD for P1266i Series) Acer Projector Quick Start Guide Remote control 2 x Quick start guide 2 x Batteries (Wireless Quick Start Guide for P1266i Series )
  • Page 16: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side Description Description Power button Zoom Lens Zoom ring Elevator button Focus ring Control panel Remote control receiver Lens cap Rear side 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 Description Description USB connector Power socket HDMI connector...
  • Page 17: Control Panel

    Temp Indicator LED Use to select items or make Four directional select keys adjustments to your selection. Press "SOURCE" to choose RGB, Component, S- SOURCE Video, Composite, HDTV and HDMI™ sources. Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer, Empowering key ePower Management.
  • Page 18: Remote Control Layout

    Aim the remote at the viewing screen, press and hold this button to activate the laser pointer. This function is not supported in Japanese market. Empowering key Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer, ePower Management. KEYSTONE Adjusts the image to compensate for distortion caused by tilting the projector (±...
  • Page 19 To turn on/off the volume. WIRELESS Press "WIRELESS" to display the image which is wirelessly transmitted from the PC to the projector via the "Acer eProjection Management" utility. (for wireless model) KeyPad 0~9 Press "0~9" to input a password in the "Security".
  • Page 20: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector DVD player, Video Output Set-top Box, HDTV receiver S-Video Output R B G DVD player D-Sub D-Sub HDMI R B G RS232 HDTV adapter D-Sub HDMI D-Sub RS232 Description Description 1 Power cord 6 S-Video cable 2 VGA cable 7 Audio cable jack/jack 3 Composite video cable...
  • Page 21: Connecting The Projector For Wireless Function

    Connecting the Projector for Wireless Function Internet WLAN Speaker Power Description 1 Power cord 2 Audio cable jack 3 Lan cable 4 Antenna Note: For P1266i only...
  • Page 22: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Remove the lens cap.(Illustration #1) 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.(Illustration #2) Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player ,etc.).
  • Page 23: Turning Off The Projector

    Turning off the Projector To turn off the projector, press the "Power" button twice. The message below will display onscreen for 10 seconds. "Please press power button again to complete the shutdown process." Immediately after powering off, the Power indicator LED will flash RED rapidly and the fan(s) will continue to operate for about 120 seconds.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of Projected Image The projector is equipped with elevator feet for adjusting the height of image. To raise the image: Press the elevator foot release. (Illustration #1) Raise the image to the desired height angle (Illustration #2), then release the button to lock the elevator foot into position.
  • Page 25: How To Optimize Image Size And Distance

    How to optimize image size and distance 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 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 77"...
  • Page 26 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> <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 Height Form base to top of image 1.6m 2.0m 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 50" set the projector at a distance 1.6 m and 2.0 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 28 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> 53 X 40 61 X 46 81 x 61 102 x 76 122 x 91 142 x 107 163 x 122...
  • Page 29: 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 30: Acer Empowering Technology

    Acer Empowering Technology Acer Empowering Key provides four Empowering Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management", "Acer eOpening Management" and "Acer ePower Management" respectively. Press " " key for more than one second to launch the Onscreen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 31: 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 32: Color

    Color Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • Blackboard: Blackboard mode can improve displayed color when you project onto darker surfaces.
  • Page 33: Image

    Tint Adjusts the color balance of red and green. • Press to increase the amount of green in the image. • Press to increase the amount of red in the image. Note: "Saturation" and "Tint" functions are not supported under computer mode or HDMI mode.
  • Page 34 H. Position • Press to move the image left. (Horizontal • position) Press to 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 35: Management

    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.
  • Page 36 "Keystone" is set to the default value 0 and the aspect ratio is set to 4:3. For details, refer to the "Image" section. • Change the "Startup Screen" from the default setting "Acer" to "User". • Press "Screen Capture" to customize the startup screen.
  • Page 37 Administrator Password is. • If losing this security card and number, please contact with an Acer service center. Lock User Startup Screen • Default Lock User Startup Screen is "OFF". If lock user startup screen is "ON", users cannot change startup screen anymore...
  • Page 38: Audio

    Audio Volume • Press to decrease the volume. • Press to increase the volume. • 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.
  • Page 39: Language

    Language Language Choose the multilingual OSD menu. Use the to select your preferred menu language. • Press to confirm the selection.
  • Page 40: 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 41 Partial, scrolling • Press "RESYNC" on the remote control or control or incorrectly panel. displayed image • For an incorrectly displayed image: (For notebooks) • Follow the steps for item 2 (above) to adjust the resolution of your computer. • Press the toggle output settings.
  • Page 42: Problems With The Projector

    Image is too small • Adjust the zoom lever on the top of the projector. or too large • Move the projector closer to or further from the screen. • Press "MENU" on the remote control or on the control panel. Go to "Image --> Aspect Ratio" and try different settings.
  • Page 43: 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. Please also check the dust filters if they are installed.
  • Page 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47 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 48 Adjust the angle and positioning as necessary. Tightening Screw Allen Key Allen Key Tightening Screw 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...
  • Page 49: 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 P1266/P1266i/P1270 series :Native: XGA (1024 x768), Maximum: UXGA (1600 x 1200), WSXGA+ (1680x1050) P1166:Native: SVGA (800 x 600), Maximum: UXGA...
  • Page 50 I/O connectors • Power socket x1 • VGA input x1 • Composite video x1 • S-Video x1 • VGA output x1 • HDMI x1 • 3.5 mm audio jack input x1 • RS232 3-pin min dim jack x1 • USB x1: for remote computer control Below items are for P1266i series only: •...
  • Page 51: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility modes A. VGA Analog VGA Analog - PC Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 640x480 31.50 640x480 37.90 640x480 37.50 640x480 43.30 720x400 31.50 720x400 37.90 SVGA 800x600 35.2 800x600 37.90 800x600 48.10 800x600 46.90 800x600 53.70 832x624 49.725 1024x768 48.40...
  • Page 52 1152x870 68.68 1280x960 75.00 1280x1024 63.98 i Mac DV (G3) 1024x768 60.00 VGA Analog - Extended Wide timing Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] WXGA 1280x768 48.36 1280x768 57.6 1280x768 68.63 1280x720 45.00 1280x800 49.702 1360x768 47.72 1440x900 55.935 1680x1050 65.290 B.
  • Page 53 1280x1024 79.98 1280x1024 91.10 QuadVGA 1280x960 59.7 1280x960 75.23 SXGA+ 1400x1050 65.32 UXGA 1600x1200 75.00 Power Mac G4 640x480 66.6(67) 34.93 800x600 37.90 1024x768 48.40 1152x870 68.68 1280x960 75.00 1280x1024 63.98 PowerBook G4 640x480 31.35 640x480 66.6(67) 34.93 800x600 37.90 1024x768 48.40 1152x870...
  • Page 54 720p (PAL) 1280x720 37.5 1080i (PAL) 1920x1080 50(25) 28.13 1080p (PAL) 1920x1080 56.25 15k - 92 kHz Horizontal scan rate: 50k - 85 Hz Vertical scan rate:...
  • Page 55: 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 56: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    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. (Please visit for complete documents.)
  • Page 57 European Union (EU) R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety EN60950-1:2001 • EN50371:2002 (SAR, general FR device) • Article 3.1(b) EMC • EN301 489-1 V1.4.1 (common technical requirement) • EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 (for short range device) •...
  • Page 58 Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose CA 95110, U. S. A. 254-298-4000 Tel : 254-298-4147 Fax : Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 59: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3000 E-mail: Hereby declare that: Product: DLP Projector Trade Name: Acer Model Number: DSV0801/DNX0802/DNX0806...

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