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Dell Projector 1220/1450
User's Guide

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    Dell Projector 1220/1450 User’s Guide...

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; DLP and DLP logo are trademarks of T ;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About Your Dell Projector ....Projector Box Contents ....

  • Page 4: About Your Dell Projector

    About Your Dell Projector Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the items, and contact Dell if anything is missing. Projector Box Contents 1220/1450 Package Contents Power cable VGA cable (VGA to VGA)

  • Page 5: Projector Top And Bottom View

    Status indicators IR receivers 2W Speaker Lens Focus ring Zoom tab Power button Lamp cover Mounting holes for ceiling mount Tilt adjustment wheel NOTE: Ceiling mount screw hole M3 x 6.5mm depth. Recommended torque <15 kgf-cm. About Your Dell Projector...

  • Page 6: Projector Connections

    CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions as described on page 7. NOTE: 5 V DC out connector ONLY available in 1450 projector. About Your Dell Projector...

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    •Do not attempt to ceiling mount the projector by yourself. It should be installed by a qualified technician. •Recommended Projector Ceiling Mount Kit (P/N: C3505). For more information, see the Dell Support website at dell.com/support. •For more information, see the Safety Information that shipped with your projector.

  • Page 8: Setting Up Your Projector

    Setting Up Your Projector Adjusting Projected Image Raising the Projector Height Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and use the front tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle. Use the tilt adjustment wheels to fine-tune the display angle. Lowering the Projector Height Lower the projector, and use the front tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.

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    Adjusting Projector Focus Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances ranging between 3.94 ft to 32.81 ft (1.2 m to 10 m). Zoom tab Focus ring Setting Up Your Projector...

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    Adjusting Image Size 252.4" (641.1 cm) 227" (576.58 cm) 177"(449.58 cm) 126"(320.04 cm) 76"(193.04 cm) 30" (76.2 cm) 27.4" (69.60 cm) 3.94' (1.2 m) Setting Up Your Projector...

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    Adjusting Image Shape Min Zoom Projection Image size Projector base to Distance Projector base to bottom of image Diagonal top of image (cm) Width (cm) Height (cm) (cm) (inch/cm) 27.4"/69.6 cm 69"/ 175.26 cm 114"/ 289.56 cm 160"/ 406.4 cm 206"/ 523.24 cm 229"/ 581.66 cm Max Zoom...

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    Setting Up Your Projector...

  • Page 13: Using Remote Control

    Using Remote Control POWER MENU ASPECT SOURCE VIDEO MODE MUTE KEYSTONE PAGE AUTO ADJ. FREEZE BLANK ZOOM ZOOM INFO VIDEO HDMI Power Turns the projector on or off. For more information, see "Turning Projector On" on page 23 and "Turning Projector Off" on page 23.

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    Aspect Ratio Press to change the aspect ratio of a displayed image. Mute Press to mute or un-mute the projector MUTE speaker. Video mode The projector has preset configurations that are optimized for displaying data (presentation slides) or video (movies, games, etc.).

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    Source Press to switch between Analog RGB, Composite, Component (YPbPr, via VGA), and HDMI source. Volume down Press to decrease the volume. Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+/-40 degrees). Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+/-40 degrees).

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    Installing Remote Control Batteries NOTE: Remove the batteries from the remote control when not in use. Press the tab to lift the battery compartment cover. Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the batteries. Insert the batteries and align their polarity correctly according to the marking in the battery compartment.

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    Remote Control Operating Range Operating range Angle ±30° Distance 7 m/22.97 feet Angle NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak batteries will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the projector. Setting Up Your Projector...

  • Page 18: Connecting Projector

    Connecting Projector Connecting with VGA and External Speakers Power cord VGA to VGA cable Audio cable Setting Up Your Projector...

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    TOP MENU MENU OPEN/CLOSE HDMI STANDBY/ON ENTER DVD/USB HOME RETURN MENU Power cord HDMI cable NOTE: The HDMI cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the HDMI cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Setting Up Your Projector...

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    Connecting with Composite AV TOP MENU MENU HDMI OPEN/CLOSE STANDBY/ON ENTER DVD/USB HOME RETURN MENU Power cord Composite Video cable Composite Audio cable NOTE: The Composite Video cable and Composite Audio cable are not shipped with your projector. Setting Up Your Projector...

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    Connecting to External Monitor via VGA Loop-Through Power cord VGA to VGA cable NOTE: Only one VGA cable is shipped with your projector. An additional VGA cable can be purchased on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Setting Up Your Projector...

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    USB port. Switch to HDMI source mode. Complete setup following receiver's setup instructions. NOTE: The Wireless Display Adapter is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase Wireless Display Adapter on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Setting Up Your Projector...

  • Page 23: Using Your Projector

    Using Your Projector Turning Projector On NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The Power button light blinks white until pressed. Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables to the projector. For information about connecting the projector, see "Setting Up Your Projector"...

  • Page 24: Menu Settings

    NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the internal temperature to stabilize. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector. Menu Settings • The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu that can be displayed with or without an input source.

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    AUTO ADJUST Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's Horizontal, Vertical, Frequency, and Tracking in PC mode. BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST The Brightness/Contrast menu allows you adjust the brightness/contrast settings of your projector. — to adjust the brightness of the image. RIGHTNESS — to adjust the display contrast. ONTRAST NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness and Contrast the...

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    VIDEO MODE The Video Mode menu allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation, Bright, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom (set your preferred settings). AUDIO VOLUME The Audio Volume menu allows you to adjust the audio volume settings of your projector.

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    PC M )— Select and press to activate image MAGE ETTINGS settings. The image settings menu provides the following options: —Allows you to adjust the color temperature. OLOR EMPERATURE The screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures. When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is activated.

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    —Allows you to adjust the color temperature. OLOR EMPERATURE The screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures. When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.

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    —Press to move the image right and ORIZONTAL OSITION move the image left. —Press to move the image up and to move ERTICAL OSITION the image down. —Allows you to change the display data clock frequency REQUENCY to match the frequency of your computer’s graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use the Frequency control to minimize the bars.

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    "Active" 3D glasses with DLP Link™. 3D content. 3D Player. Enable the 3D function when it satisfies any of the below- mentioned conditions: Computer/Laptop with graphics card, capable of outputting at 120 Hz signal via VGA cable. Input a suite of 3D content via Video. "3D Display"...

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    display settings. The display settings menu provides the following options: —Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how SPECT ATIO the image appears. •Origin — Select Origin to maintain the aspect ratio of image projector according to the input source. •16:9 —...

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    3D content. 3D Player. Enable the 3D function when it satisfies any of the below mentioned conditions: Computer/Laptop with graphics card, capable of outputting at 120 Hz signal via VGA cable. Input a suite of 3D content via Video. "3D Display" selection will only be enabled in the "Display Settings of the Advanced Settings"...

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    The projector settings menu provides the following options: —Select Off (the default) to lock the current input OURCE signal. If you press the Source button when the Auto Source mode is set to Off, you can manually select the input signal. Select On to auto detect the available input signals.

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    Pattern 1, or Test Pattern 2. Test Pattern 1: Test Pattern 2: —Select Confirm and press to reset all settings to ACTORY ESET its factory default. The below warning message appears: Reset items include both computer sources and Video source settings.

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    —Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD timeout. IMEOUT By default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of non-activity. —Select to change the transparency level of the RANSPARENCY OSD background. —When Password Protect is enabled, a Password Protect ASSWORD screen requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is inserted into the electrical output and the power...

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    If you have entered an incorrect password, you will be given two more chances. After three invalid attempts, the projector will automatically turn off. NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL or a qualified service person. To disable the password function, select the Disabled option to close the function.

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    — Select and press to activate power settings. The OWER ETTINGS power settings menu provides the following options: —By default, the projector is set to enter auto HUTDOWN shutdown mode after 120 minutes of no activity. A warning message appears on screen showing a 60 seconds countdown before switching to auto shutdown mode.

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    — The information menu displays the current 1220 or 1450 NFORMATION projector settings. LANGUAGE Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press to activate the Language menu. HELP If you encounter problems with your projector, you can access the help menu for troubleshooting.

  • Page 39: Troubleshooting Your Projector

    Troubleshooting Your Projector If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell (see Contacting Dell on page 51). Problem Possible Solution • Ensure that you have chosen the correct No image appears on the...

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    Press the Auto Adjust button on the incorrectly displayed image remote control. If you are using a Dell laptop computer, set the resolution of the computer to SVGA (800 x 600) or XGA (1024 x 768): Right-click the unused portion of your ®...

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    Problem (continued) Possible Solution (continued) • If the display receives the wrong signal Image color is incorrect output from the graphics card, please set the signal type to RGB in the OSD Image Settings of the Advanced Settings tab. • Use Test Pattern in the Projector Settings of the Advanced Settings menu.

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    The projector has overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell. TEMP light is blinking If the projector fan fails, the projector will amber automatically shut down. Try to clear the projector mode by pressing and holding the Power button for 10 seconds.

  • Page 43: Guiding Signals

    Dell. One of the fans has failed. The AMBER breakdown projector automatically shuts down. Flashing If the problem persists, contact Dell. Lamp driver The lamp driver has failed. The breakdown projector automatically shuts down. Unplug the power cord after three...

  • Page 44: Changing The Lamp

    Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in the operation. Replacement suggested! www.dell.com/lamps" appears on the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact Dell. For more information, see "Contacting Dell"...

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    LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.DELL.COM/HG OR CONTACT THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR LAMP-SPECIFIC DISPOSAL INFORMATION, CHECK WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.

  • Page 46: Specifications

    Specifications Light Valve 1220: 0.55" SVGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™ 1450: 0.55" XGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™ Brightness 1220: 2700 ANSI Lumens (Max.) 1450: 3000 ANSI Lumens (Max.) Contrast Ratio 2200:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off) Uniformity 85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA) Number of Pixels 1220: 800 x 600 (SVGA) 1450: 1024 x 768 (XGA)

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    Power Supply Universal AC 100-240 V 50-60 Hz with PFC input Power Consumption Normal mode: 230 W ± 10% @ 110 Vac Eco mode: 195 W ± 10% @ 110 Vac Standby mode: < 0.5 W Audio 1 speaker x 2 watt RMS Noise Level Normal mode: 34 dB(A) Eco mode: 31 dB(A)

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    VGA output: One 15-pin D-sub connector (Black) for VGA-A loop through. Composite Video input: One Yellow RCA jack for CVBS signal. HDMI input: One HDMI connector for supporting HDMI 1.4a. specification HDCP compliant. Analog Audio input: One 3.5 mm stereo mini phone jack (Blue).

  • Page 49: Compatibility Modes (analog/digital)

    Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital) Refresh Rate Hsync Frequency Resolution Pixel Clock (MHz) (Hz) (KHz) 640 x 350 70.087 31.469 25.175 640 x 480 59.940 31.469 25.175 640 x 480 p60 59.940 31.469 25.175 720 x 480 p60 59.940 31.469 27.000 720 x 576 p50 50.000 31.250 27.000...

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    1600 x 1200 60.000 75.000 162.000 800 x 600 119.972 76.302 73.250 1024 x 768 119.989 97.551 115.500 NOTE: The refresh rate of the timings at 120 Hz (gray area) can supported in 3D mode. Specifications...

  • Page 51: Contacting Dell

    Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: 1 Visit go to www.dell.com/contactDell.

  • Page 52: Appendix: Glossary

    Appendix: Glossary ANSI Lumens — A standard for measuring the brightness. It is calculated by dividing a square meter image into nine equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine points. Aspect Ratio —...

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    average light output of the black rectangles to determine the ANSI contrast ratio. Full On/Off contrast is always a larger number than ANSI contrast for the same projector. dB — decibel — A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity, usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of the two levels.

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    Minimum Distance — The closest position that a projector can focus an image onto a screen. NTSC — National Television Standards Committee. North American standard for video and broadcasting, with a video format of 525 lines at 30 frames per second. PAL —...

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    VGA input (D-sub) connector Adjusting the Projector Zoom VGA output (monitor loop and Focus through) connector 6 Focus ring 9 Zoom tab 9 Contact Dell 4 Changing the Lamp 44 Dell contacting 51 Connecting the Projector Audio cable 18 Composite Audio cable 20...

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    Projector Weight 47 BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST 25 Uniformity 46 HELP 38 Video Compatibility 46 INPUT SOURCE 24 support LANGUAGE 38 contacting Dell 51 Main Menu 24 VIDEO MODE 26 VOLUME 26 telephone numbers 51 Troubleshooting phone numbers 51 Contact Dell 39 Remote Control 13...

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