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X1185/D203/EV-S55/V23S/AS306/
X1285/D213/EV-X55/V23X/AX306/
S1285/T213/XS-X14/P1185/M303/PE-
S35/F23S/AS326/P1285/M313/PE-
X35/F23X/AX326/P1385W/M323/PE-
W35/F23W/AW327/X1385WH/
D223D/EV-W55H/V23W/AW317/
P1520/M345/PE-845/H6515BD/
E341D/HE-813J
Series User's Guide

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  • Page 1 Acer Projector X1185/D203/EV-S55/V23S/AS306/ X1285/D213/EV-X55/V23X/AX306/ S1285/T213/XS-X14/P1185/M303/PE- S35/F23S/AS326/P1285/M313/PE- X35/F23X/AX326/P1385W/M323/PE- W35/F23W/AW327/X1385WH/ D223D/EV-W55H/V23W/AW317/ P1520/M345/PE-845/H6515BD/ E341D/HE-813J 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 or 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 operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. It could cause it to break on rare occasions. • Contact your local dealer or Acer service center when you need to change the lamp. • The project will defect the life of the lamp itself. Please contact your local dealer or Acer service center for changing the lamp, when lamp warming message displays.
  • Page 7 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 http://www.acer-group.com/public/ Sustainability/index.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: "Lamp(s) contain Mercury,...
  • Page 8: Precautions

    When the lamp reaches the end of its life, it will burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If this happens, the projector will not turn back on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace the lamp, contact your local dealer or Acer service center.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Information for Your Safety and Comfort First Thing First viii Usage Notes viii Precautions viii Introduction Product Features Package Overview Projector Overview Projector Outlook Control Panel Remote Control Layout MHL Feature Introduction Getting Started Connecting the Projector Turning the Projector On/Off Turning On the Projector Turning Off the Projector Adjusting the Projected Image...
  • Page 10 Troubleshooting LED & Alarm Definition Listing Using the inner connector(s) Ceiling Mount Installation Specifications Compatibility Modes Regulations and safety notices...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    • One-touch "3D" button on remote control allows quick and easy access to the 3D functions • Acer ColorBoost technology delivers vivid, life-like images • High brightness and contrast ratio • Versatile display modes enable optimum performance in any situation •...
  • Page 12: Package Overview

    Package Overview This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure you have them all. Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing. S1285 X1185/X1285/P1185/X1385WH P1285/P1385W/P1520/H6515BD Projector Power cord VGA cable Security card User’s guide (CD-ROM) Remote control Quick start guide Battery x 2...
  • Page 13: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front/upper side S1285 X1185/X1285/P1185/X1385WH P1285/P1385W/P1520/H6515BD Description Description Control panel HDMI (MHL) connector Micro USB cable Power key and Power indicator LED 5 Projection lens Zoom ring and Focus ring Remote control receiver Focus ring Lens cap Rear side 1 2 4 2 3 4 5...
  • Page 14: Control Panel

    Control Panel Function Description LAMP Lamp Indicator LED. POWER indicator Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. Keystone Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection (±40 degrees). Power key Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. MENU Launches the Onscreen Display (OSD) menu, returns to the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exits the OSD menu.
  • Page 15: Remote Control Layout

    Remote Control Layout X1185/X1285/S1285 P1185/X1385WH P1285/P1385W/P1520 H6515BD Function Description POWER Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. MEDIA SETUP (No function) ZOOM Zooms the projector display in or out. MODE Chooses a display mode. Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection Keystone (±40 degrees).
  • Page 16 Function Description 12 FREEZE To pause the screen image. 13 SOURCE Chooses RGB, component video, S-Video, composite video, HDMI (MHL) or HDTV source. 14 HIDE Press "HIDE" to hide screen image; press again to display the image. 15 MENU Launches the Onscreen Display (OSD) menu, returns to the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exits the OSD menu.
  • Page 17: Mhl Feature Introduction

    MHL Feature Introduction When your smart device is connected to the projector, you can use some buttons on the remote control to control your smart device. Press "MODE" for one second to enter or leave the MHL control mode. After entering the MHL control mode, press "SOURCE"...
  • Page 18: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting the Projector • X1185/X1285/S1285 Display RS232 Video/S-Video Output DVD player, Set-top box, HDTV receiver R B G R B G Speakers HDTV adapter HDTV adapter S-VIDEO VGA IN -2 VGA IN -1 VGA-OUT RS232 AUDIO IN -1 MINI-B AUDIO IN -2 AUDIO OUT...
  • Page 19 • P1185/P1285/P1385W/X1385WH/P1520 Speakers RS232 Video/S-Video DVD player, Set-top box, Output Display HDTV receiver Smartphone/ tablet HDTV adapter VGA IN -2 VGA IN -1 VGA-OUT RS232 S-VIDEO DC 5V OUT HDMI / MHL AUDIO IN -1 MINI-B AUDIO IN -2 AUDIO OUT VIDEO (P1285/P1385W/P1520) Description...
  • Page 20 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: Some smart devices require a converter (supplied by the smart device maker) to enable the MHL function. Note: Compatible HDMI/MHL dongles: WirelessHD (MWIHD1), MWA3, Android (MWND1), Chromecast...
  • Page 21 • H6515BD Speakers RS232 Video/S-Video DVD player, Output Set-top box, HDTV receiver Smartphone/ tablet VGA IN -1 RS232 S-VIDEO HDMI / MHL AUDIO IN -1 MINI-B AUDIO IN -2 AUDIO OUT VIDEO Description Description 1 Power cord 8 USB cable 2 VGA cable 9 3 RCA component cable 4 Composite video cable...
  • Page 22 with the projector. Note: Some smart devices require a converter (supplied by the smart device maker) to enable the MHL function. Note: Compatible HDMI/MHL dongles: WirelessHD (MWIHD1), MWA3, Android (MWND1), Chromecast...
  • Page 23: 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 LED will light red. Turn on the projector by pressing (POWER) on the control panel or remote control, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue. Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player, etc.).
  • Page 24: Turning Off The Projector

    Turning Off the Projector To turn the projector off, press the power button. This message appears: "Please press power button again to complete the shutdown process" Press the power button again. The LED Power indicator will turn solid red to indicate standby mode. It is now safe to unplug the power cord.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Height of the Projected Image The projector is equipped with two elevator feet for adjusting the image height. To raise the image: Use the front Tilt adjusting wheel to raise the image to the desired height and angle.
  • Page 26: 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. • SVGA If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 87"...
  • Page 27 • If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 72" and 79". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 133 cm height is required when the projector is located at 3 m distance. 79"...
  • Page 28 • (fixed-zoom models) If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes around 242". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 424 cm height is required when located at 3 m distance. 242"...
  • Page 29 • WXGA If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 84" and 93". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 125 cm height is required when the projector is located at 3 m distance. 93"...
  • Page 30 • 1080p If the projector is 3 m from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes between 90" and 118". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 154 cm height is required when the projector is located at 3 m distance. 118"...
  • Page 31: How To Get A Preferred Image Size By Adjusting Distance And Zoom

    How to Get a Preferred Image Size by Adjusting Distance and Zoom The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. • SVGA To obtain an image size of 70", set the projector at a distance between 2.2 m and 2.4 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly.
  • Page 32 • To obtain an image size of 70", set the projector at a distance between 2.6 m and 2.9 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly. 70" Desired image size Height: 117 cm From base to top of image 2.6 m Desired distance...
  • Page 33 • (fixed-zoom models) To obtain an image size of 70" set the projector at a distance 0.9 m from the screen. 70" Desired Height: image size 123 cm From base to top of image 0.9 m Desired distance Desired Image Size Distance (m) Top (cm) Diagonal (inch)
  • Page 34 • WXGA To obtain an image size of 70" set the projector at a distance between 2.3 m and 2.5 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly. 70" Desired Height: image size 94 cm From base to top of image 2.3 m Desired distance...
  • Page 35 • 1080p To obtain an image size of 70" set the projector at a distance between 1.8 m and 2.3 m from the screen and adjust the zoom level accordingly. 70" Desired Height: image size 92 cm From base to top of image 1.8 m Desired distance...
  • Page 36 The new settings will be saved automatically upon exiting the menu. Press "MENU" anytime to exit the menu and return to the Acer welcome screen.
  • Page 37 Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus The projector has multilingual Onscreen Display (OSD) menus 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 control panel or remote control.
  • Page 38 Color There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation with higher brightness. • Standard: For common environment. • Movie: For brighter and general movie/video/photo playing. Display Mode •...
  • Page 39 Adjusts the color balance of red and green. • Press to increase the amount of green in the Tint image. • Press to increase the amount of red in the image. Adjusts the color temperature. At higher color Color temperatures, the screen looks colder; at lower color Temperature temperatures, the screen looks warmer.
  • Page 40 Image • Front-Desktop: The factory default setting. • Front-Ceiling: When you select this function, the projector inverts the image for ceiling-mounted projection. • Rear-Desktop: When you select this function, the Projection projector reverses the image so that you can project behind a translucent screen.
  • Page 41 Keystone Manually adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection (±40 degrees). Manual Keystone This function is unavailable when Auto Keystone is set to "On". Adjusts the sharpness of the image. • Press to decrease the sharpness. Sharpness • Press to increase the sharpness. H.
  • Page 42: Setting

    OSD menu. Startup Screen • Acer: The default startup screen of your Acer projector. • User: Use the memorized picture from the "Screen Capture" function. Use this function to customize the startup screen. To capture the image that you want to use as the startup screen, follow the instructions below.
  • Page 43 Selecting "On" enables the function. The projector can output a VGA signal when it is in standby mode and the VGA IN (or VGA IN 1) and VGA OUT sockets are correctly connected to the VGA OUT devices. (Standby) Enabling this function slightly increases the standby power consumption.
  • Page 44 Timeout (Min.) Once "Security" is set to "On", you can set timeout function. • Press to select timeout duration. • The range is from 10 to 990 minutes. • When time is up, the projector will request you to enter the password again.
  • Page 45 This unique password will be accepted by the projector no matter what the administrator password is. • If the Security Card is lost, please contact your local Acer service center. Lock User Startup Screen This function is set to "OFF" by default. If set to "ON", the startup screen is locked and cannot be changed by the "Startup Screen"...
  • Page 46: Management

    Management Choose "On" to dim the projector lamp, which will also ECO Mode lower the power consumption, reduce noise, and extend the lamp life. Choose "Off" to return to the normal mode. Choose "On" to turn on the High Altitude mode. When this function is turned on, the projector fans operate at full High Altitude speed continuously to cool down the projector’s...
  • Page 47 Selects "On" to enable the 3D function supported by DLP 3D technology. • On: Select this item while using DLP 3D glasses, quad buffer (NVIDIA/ATI...) graphics card and HQFS format file or DVD with corresponding SW player. • Off: Turns off the 3D mode. •...
  • Page 48: Language

    VGA/HDMI (PC mode) 640 x 480@50/60/100/120Hz 800 x 600@50/60/100/120Hz 1024 x 768@50/60/100/120Hz 1280 x 800@50/60/100/120Hz (RB) HDMI (Video mode) HQFS 3D (480i@60Hz) , 576i@50Hz, Frame Packing (1080p@23.98/24Hz, 720p@50/60Hz) Side-by-Side Horizontal (1080i@50/60Hz, 1080p@50/60Hz) Top-and-Bottom (720p@50/60Hz, 1080p@23.97/24Hz, 1080p@50/60Hz) It needs correct settings on graphics card 3D application program for correct 3D display.
  • Page 49: 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 • Make sure all the cables are correctly connected as onscreen described in the "Getting Started"...
  • Page 50 Partial, scrolling • Press "RESYNC" on the control panel or remote or incorrectly control. 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 51: Problems With The Projector

    If this happens, the projector will not turn on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace the lamp, contact your local dealer or Acer service center.
  • Page 52: Osd Messages

    OSD Messages Condition Message Reminder Message Fan Fail - the system fan is not working. Fan Fail. Lamp will automatically turn off soon. Projector Overheated - the projector has exceeded its recommended operating temperature and must be allowed to cool down before it is used. Please also check the dust filters if they are installed.
  • Page 53: Led & Alarm Definition Listing

    LED & Alarm Definition Listing LED Messages Message Power LED LAMP LED TEMP LED Blue Standby (Power cord plugged in) Power on Lamp retry Quick flashing Turning off (Cooling Quick flashing state) Turning off (Cooling completed) Error (Thermal failure) Error (Fan lock failure) Quick flashing Error (Lamp breakdown)
  • Page 54: Using The Inner Connector(S)

    Using the inner connector(s) Turn the projector off by pressing (POWER). Allow the projector at least 45 minutes to cool down. Disconnect the power cord. Use a screwdriver to remove the screw(s) from the cover. (Illustration #1) Push up and remove the cover. (Illustration #2) Locate the HDMI (MHL) connector and/or USB Type A connector beside the focus/zoom ring.
  • Page 55: 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 56 Use the appropriate number of screws for the projector size to attach the projector to the ceiling mount bracket. Screw Type B Large Washer Smaller 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 57 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. 4 mm diameter screws are enclosed in the screw pack. Screw Type B Washer Type Diameter (mm)
  • Page 58: Specifications

    Specifications The specifications below are subject to change without notice. For final specs, please refer to Acer's marketing documentation. Projection system ™ Resolution • X1185/P1185: Native: SVGA (800 x 600) Maximum: UXGA (1600 x 1200), 1080p (1920 x 1080), WUXGA (1920 x 1200) (supports reduce blanking only) •...
  • Page 59 Projection screen size (diagonal) • X1185/P1185: with clear focus 54" (138 cm) - 300" (762 cm) • X1285/P1285: 55" (138 cm) - 300" (762 cm) • S1285: 60" (152 cm) - 300" (762 cm) • P1385W/X1385WH: 55" (139 cm) - 300" (762 cm) •...
  • Page 60 Power consumption (typical) • X1185/P1185/X1285/S1285/P1285/P1385W/ X1385WH: 190 W • P1520/H6515BD: 210 W Operating temperature 0ºC to 40ºC / 32ºF to 104ºF I/O connectors X1185/X1285/S1285: • Power socket x 1 • USB x 1 (Type mini B) • VGA input x 2 •...
  • Page 61 P1285/P1385W/P1520: • Power socket x 1 • USB x 1 (Type mini B) • VGA input x 2 • VGA output x 1 • RS232 x 1 • Composite video x 1 • S-Video x 1 • HDMI/MHL x 2 •...
  • Page 62: Compatibility Modes

    Compatibility Modes VGA Analog - PC Signal H.Frequency Mode Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] [KHz] 31.47 37.86 640 x 480 37.50 43.27 61.91 35.20 37.88 48.08 SVGA 800 x 600 46.88 53.67 77.43 48.36 56.48 1024 x 768 60.02 68.68 98.96 63.85 1152 x 864 67.50 77.10...
  • Page 63 1280 x 768 47.78 1280 x 768 60.29 1280 x 768 68.63 1280 x 720 45.00 1280 x 800 49.70 1280 x 800 - RB 101.6 WXGA 1440 x 900 55.94 1680 x 1050 65.29 1366 x 768 47.71 1920 x 1080-RB 66.60 1920 x 1080-EIA 67.50...
  • Page 64 SXGA+_60 1400 x 1050 59.978 65.317 UXGA_60 1600 x 1200 Mac G4 640 x 480@60Hz 59.94 31.469 MAC13 640 x 480@67Hz 66.667 Mac G4 800 x 600@60Hz 60.317 37.879 Mac G4 1024 x 768@60Hz 60.004 48.363 MAC19 1024 x 768@75Hz 75.02 60.241 MAC21...
  • Page 65 MHL - Video Signal Mode Resolution V.Frequency [Hz] H.Frequency [KHz] 720 x 480 480i 15.73 (1440 x 480) 480p 720 x 480 31.47 720 x 576 576i 15.63 (1440 x 576) 576p 720 x 576 31.25 720p 1280 x 720 45.00 720p 1280 x 720...
  • 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 List of applicable countries This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact a local office in the country of use. Please see http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/rtte/implem.htm for the latest country list.
  • Page 69: 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.tw 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 70 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 following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.