Acer P1165 Series User Manual
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P1165/P1265/P5270 Series
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  • Page 1 Acer Projector P1165/P1265/P5270 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 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 8 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 9 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...
  • Page 10: Precautions

    First thing 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 11: 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 Acer Empowering Technology Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus Color setting Image setting Management setting...
  • Page 12 Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility modes Regulations and safety notices
  • Page 13: Introduction

    • Lower power consumption and economy (ECO) mode extends lamp life to 4000 hours • The eCaring button reveals Acer Empowering functions (eOpening, eView, eTimer) for easy adjustment of settings • P1165/P1265: Equipped with DVI connection supporting HDCP P5270 series: Equipped with DVI and HDM connection supporting HDCP •...
  • Page 14: Package Overview

    Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing. Projector with lens cap Power cord VGA cable Compostive video cable 2 x Batteries Carrying case DVI-D Cable Security card User’s guide (P5270 Series) Acer Projector PgUp PgDn Quick Start Guide Remote control Quick start guide
  • Page 15: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front / upper side Description Description Zoom ring Lens cap Focus ring Elevator button Remote control receiver Elevator foot Zoom lens Control panel Rear side 2 3 4 5 12 9 Description Description Audio input connector (1) DVI input connector (for digital signal with HDCP function) RS232 connector...
  • Page 16: Control Panel

    Control Panel Function Description LAMP Lamp Indicator LED Empowering key Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer. TEMP Temp Indicator LED Keystone Adjusts the image to compensate for distortion caused by tilting the projector (± 40 degrees). RESYNC Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input source.
  • Page 17: 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 Unique Acer functions: eOpening, eView, eTimer Management. KEYSTONE Adjusts the image to compensate for distortion caused by tilting the projector (±...
  • Page 18 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 settings".
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector DVD player, Set-top Box HDTV receiver VGA, DVI DVD player R B G D-Sub DVI-D RS232 HDMI D-Sub R B G RS232 HDTV adapter D-Sub HDMI DVI-D D-Sub D-Sub S-Video Output D-Sub Video Output Description Description Power cord S-Video cable...
  • Page 20: Turning The Projector On/Off

    Turning the Projector On/Off Turning on the Projector Slide on the lens door. 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.
  • Page 21: 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 5 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 22: 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 23: 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 69"...
  • Page 24 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 25: 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 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 50" set the projector at a distance 2 m and 2.2 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 26 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 91 142 x 107 163 x 122 183 x 137...
  • Page 27: User Controls

    User Controls Acer Empowering Technology Acer Empowering Key provides three Empowering Acer unique functions, they are "Acer eView Management", "Acer eTimer Management" and "Acer eOpening Management" respectively. Press " " key for more than one second to launch the Onscreen display main menu to modify its function.
  • Page 28: Using The 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 29: Color Setting

    Color setting Display Mode There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • PC: For computer or notebook. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. • sRGB: For true-color optimization. • Blackboard: Blackboard mode can improve displayed color when you project onto darker surfaces.
  • Page 30: Image Setting

    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 DVI mode.
  • Page 31 Rear-Desktop • When you select this function, the projector reverses the image so you can project from behind a translucent screen. Rear-Ceiling • When you select this function, the projector reverses and inverts the image at same time. You can project from behind a translucent screen with ceiling mounted projection.
  • Page 32: Management 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 33 Lamp Hour Elapse Displays the lamp’s elapsed operating time (in hours). Lamp Reminding Activate this function to display a reminder to change the lamp 30 hours before its expected end-of-life. Lamp Hour Reset Press the button after choosing "Yes" to turn the lamp hour counter to 0 hours.
  • Page 34: Audio Setting

    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 35: Timer Setting

    Timer setting Timer Start • Press to start or stop the timer. Timer Period • Press to adjust the timer period. • Timer Volume Select this function to adjust the notification volume when the timer function is enabled and time is up. Timer Display •...
  • Page 36: 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 37 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 38: 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 setting --> Aspect Ratio"...
  • Page 39: 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 40: Led & Alarm Definition Listing

    LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Lamp LED Temp LED Power LED Message Blue Standby (power cord plugged in) Lamp retry Quick flashing Turning off Quick (cooling state) flashing Turning off (cooling completed) Error (thermal failure) Error (fan lock failure) Quick flashing Error (lamp breakdown)
  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43 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 44 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 45: 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 P1165: Native: SVGA (800 x 600) , Maximum: SXGA (1280 x 1024), WXGA+ (1440 x 900)
  • Page 46 I/O connectors • Power socket x1 • VGA input x1 • Composite video x1 • S-Video x1 • VGA output x1 • DVI-D x1: with HDCP support • 3.5 mm audio jack input x1 • RS232 x1 • USB x1: for remote computer control Below items are for P5270 series only: •...
  • Page 47: 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 35.20 800x600 37.90 800x600 48.10 800x600 46.90 800x600 53.70 832x624 49.725 1024x768 48.40...
  • Page 48 1280x1024 63.98 PowerBook G4 640x480 31.35 640x480 66.6(67) 34.93 800x600 37.90 1024x768 48.40 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 57.60 *1280x768...
  • Page 49 1024x768 56.50 1024x768 60.00 1024x768 68.70 SXGA 1152x864 63.80 1152x864 67.50 *1152x864 77.10 1280x1024 63.98 *1280x1024 76.97 *1280x1024 79.98 *1280x1024 91.10 QuadVGA 1280x960 59.70 *1280x960 75.23 SXGA+ *1400x1050 63.98 UXGA *1600x1200 75.00 Power Mac G4 640x480 66.6(67) 34.93 800x600 37.90 1024x768 48.40 1152x870...
  • Page 50 DVI - Video Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 480i (NTSC) 720x480(1440x480) 59.94(29.97) 27.00 480p (NTSC) 720x480 59.94 31.47 576i (PAL) 720x576(1440x576) 50(25) 27.00 576p (PAL) 720x576 31.25 720p (NTSC) 1280x720 45.00 720p (PAL) 1280x720 37.50 1080i (NTSC) 1920x1080 60(30) 28.13 1080i (PAL)
  • Page 51 C. HDMI -Digital (P5270 series only) HDMI - PC Signal and Extended Wide timing: Support above DVI digital timing format. HDMI - Video Signal Modes Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 480i (NTSC) 720x480(1440x480) 59.94(29.97) 27.00 480p (NTSC) 720x480 59.94 31.47 576i (PAL) 720x576(1440x576) 50(25)
  • Page 52: 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 53: Declaration Of Conformity For Eu Countries

    Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, 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 54 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 • Article 3.1(b) EMC • EN301 489-1 V1.4.1:2002 • EN301 489-17 V1.2.1:2002 • Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages •...
  • Page 55: Declaration Of Conformity

    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 following...
  • Page 56 Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 3F, No. 168 Xizang medium road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China 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:

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