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Acer Projector
U5220/R215/PU-X15/U5320W/R225/
PU-W15/U5520B/R245E/PU-815K/
U5520i/R245R/PU-815F
Series User's Guide

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  • Page 1 Acer Projector U5220/R215/PU-X15/U5320W/R225/ PU-W15/U5520B/R245E/PU-815K/ U5520i/R245R/PU-815F 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 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 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/sustainability01.htm Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: "Lamp(s) contain Mercury,...
  • Page 8: Precautions

    viii 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 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 LED & Alarm Definition Listing Replacing the Lamp 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

    Security card User’s guide (CD-ROM) Remote control Quick start guide Battery x 2 Dust filter (Optional) SmartPen & PB dongle USB WiFi adapter (Optional) Acer Projector Multi-media (Optional) (CD-ROM) (Optional) Acer Projector Multi-media WiHD dongle (Optional) quick start guide (Optional)
  • Page 13: Projector Overview

    Projector Overview Projector Outlook Front/upper side Description Description5 Remote control receiver Power key and Power indicator Mirror Projection lens Lamp cover Focus ring Control panel HDMI (MHL) connector Remote control receiver USB connector (Type A) (for selected models) 10 PB dongle slot Micro USB cable Rear side 7 8 9 10...
  • 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 (±15 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 Model No:E-26281 Function Description POWER Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. MEDIA SETUP Opens MEDIA SETUP page. ZOOM Zooms the projector display in or out. MODE Chooses a display mode. Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection (±15 degrees).
  • Page 16: Function Description

    Function Description MENU Launches the Onscreen Display (OSD) menu, returns to the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exits the OSD menu. PgUp/PgDn For computer mode only. Use this button to select the next or previous page. This function is only available when connected to a computer via a USB cable.
  • Page 17: Mhl Feature Introduction

    MHL Feature Introduction When your smartphone is connected to the projector, you can use some buttons on the remote control to control your smartphone. 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 • For models without multi-media function Video/S-Video Output DVD player, Set-top box, RS232 HDTV receiver Display R B G R B G HDTV adapter D-Sub Microphone Speakers Description Description 1 Power cord 7 RS232 cable 2 VGA cable 8 USB cable 3 VGA to component video/HDTV adapter 9 3 RCA component cable...
  • Page 19 Description Description 6 S-Video cable 12 HDMI/MHL dongle 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 smartphones require a converter (supplied by the smartphone maker) to enable the MHL function.
  • Page 20 • For models with multi-media function Video/S-Video Output DVD player, Set-top box, RS232 HDTV receiver Display R B G R B G HDTV adapter D-Sub Microphone Speakers Description Description 1 Power cord USB cable 2 VGA cable 3 RCA component cable 3 VGA to component video/HDTV adapter 10 HDMI (MHL) cable 4 Composite video cable 11 RJ45 cable...
  • Page 21 Description Description 6 S-Video cable 13* USB storage device/USB Wifi adapter (Optional) 7 RS232 cable 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 smartphones require a converter (supplied by the smartphone maker) to enable the MHL function.
  • Page 22: 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 23: 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 24: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Adjusting the Projected Image 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/XGA If the projector is 5 cm from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes around 83".
  • Page 25 • WXGA If the projector is 50 cm from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes around 100". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 166 cm height is required when the projector is located at 50 cm distance. 50 cm Desired distance Height:...
  • Page 26 • 1080P If the projector is 50 cm from the screen, good image quality is possible for image sizes around 102". Note: Remind as below figure, the space of 163 cm height is required when the projector is located at 50 cm distance. 50 cm Desired distance Height:...
  • 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 The table below shows how to achieve a desired image size by adjusting either the position or the zoom ring. • SVGA/XGA To obtain an image size of 120", set the projector at a distance 1.1 m from the screen.
  • Page 28 • WXGA To obtain an image size of 120", set the projector at a distance 1.0 m from the screen. 1.0 m Desired distance B&C Height: 200 cm From base to bottom image 120" Desired image size Desired Image Size Distance (m) Top (cm) Diagonal (inch)
  • Page 29 • 1080P To obtain an image size of 120", set the projector at a distance 0.9 m from the screen. 0.9 m Desired distance B&C Height: 191 cm From base to bottom image 120" Desired image size Desired Image Size Distance (m) Top (cm) Diagonal (inch)
  • Page 30: User Controls

    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 31: Onscreen Display (Osd) Menus

    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 32: Color

    Color There are many factory presets optimized for various types of images. • Bright: For brightness optimization. • Presentation: For meeting presentation with higher brightness. Display Mode • Standard: For common environment. • Video: For playing video in a bright environment. •...
  • Page 33 If turned on, the projector dynamically adjusts the power consumption of the lamp according to the brightness of Dynamic Black the image being projected. When projecting darker images the power consumption will be reduced and the contrast of the image will also be enhanced. Effects the representation of dark scenery.
  • Page 34: Image

    Image • Ceiling: When you select this function, the projector inverts the image for ceiling-mounted projection. • Projection 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 35 Manually adjusts the shape and size of an image that is unevenly rectangular on all sides. Press "MODE" repeatedly to select the corner that you wish to adjust. Press four directional selection keys to adjust the image shape. 4 Corner Correction Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
  • Page 36 Note: "H. Position", "V. Position", "Frequency" and "Tracking" functions are not supported under video mode. Note: "Sharpness" function is not supported under computer mode. Note: "HDMI Color Range" and "HDMI Scan Info" are only available when the input signal is HDMI.
  • Page 37: Setting

    Setting The Acer SmartPen can work in place of your regular computer mouse. Just hold the pen in your hand, and point it at the projected image to point, click, and drag. It gives you more flexibility to operate your computer without standing next to it.
  • Page 38 "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". Screen Capture • Select "Screen Capture" to customize the startup screen. •...
  • Page 39 Security This projector provides a useful security function for the administrator to manage the projector. Press to change the "Security" setting. If the security function is enabled, your must enter "Administrator Password" first before changing the security setting. The factory default of "Administrator Password" is "1234".
  • Page 40 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 41 Tools page. Note 3: The Info page shows the projector information and status. About Acer SmartPen Setting Note 1: Preparations 1. Connect the projector and your computer with a USB cable and VGA cable. 2. Turn on your projector and make sure it is displaying the computer’s image.
  • Page 42 4. Enable the pen by selecting "On" in the Setting > SmartPen > Pen Function menu. The pen’s link light starts to blink. 5. Point the pen at the screen to point, click, and drag. Note 2: Overview of the Acer SmartPen Left mouse button Right mouse button...
  • Page 43: 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 44 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. If the 3D content is not displayed correctly, you can select a 3D Format 3D format that suits the 3D content you are viewing and...
  • Page 45: Language

    The SW players, such as Stereoscopic Player and DDD TriDef Media Player can support 3D format files. You can download these players on the web page below. - Stereoscopic Player (Trial): http://www.3dtv.at/Downloads/Index_en.aspx - DDD TriDef Media Player (Trial): http://www.tridef.com/download/TriDef- 3-D-Experience-4.0.2.html Note: "3D Sync Invert"...
  • Page 46: 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 47 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 48: 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 control panel or remote control. Go to "Image" > "Aspect Ratio" and try different settings.
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 itself. It will show you a warning message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power operation. Replacement Suggested!"...
  • Page 52: 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 53 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 54 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 55: Specifications

    Specifications The specifications below are subject to change without notice. For final specs, please refer to Acer's marketing documentation. Projection system ™ Resolution • U5220/R215/PU-X15: Native: XGA (1024 x 768) Maximum: UXGA (1600 x 1200), 1080p (1920 x 1080), WUXGA (1920 x 1200) (supports reduce blanking only) •...
  • Page 56 PB dongle x 1 • WiHD dongle x 1 • USB WiFi adapter x 1 • Acer Projector Multi-media (CD-ROM) x 1 • Acer Projector Multi-media quick start guide x 1 * Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 57: 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 58 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 59 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 60 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 61: 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 62: 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 63 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 64: 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 65 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.