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Summary of Content for Dell 1409X Projector User's Guide PDF

Dell 1409X Projector

Users Guide

Notes, Notices, and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you

make better use of your projector.

NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2008 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.

Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Dimension, OptiPlex, Dell Precision, Latitude, Inspiron, DellNet, PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault are trademarks of Dell Inc.; DLP and DLP logo are trademarks of TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED ; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

Model 1409X

May 2008 Rev. A01

Contents

1 Your Dell Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 About Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2 Connecting Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Connecting a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Connecting a Computer using a VGA Cable . . . . . 8

Connecting a Computer using a DVI-D Cable . . . . 9

Connecting a Computer using an RS232 cable . . . 10

Connecting a DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Connecting a DVD Player using an S-video Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Connecting a DVD Player using a Composite Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Connecting a DVD Player using a Component Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Connecting a DVD Player using a HDMI Cable . . . 14

3 Using Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Turning Your Projector On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Turning Your Projector Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Adjusting the Projected Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Raising the Projector Height . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Lowering the Projector Height . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus . . . . . . . . 17

Adjusting Projection Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Using the On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

INPUT SELECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

AUTO-ADJUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

SET UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

PICTURE (in PC Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

PICTURE (in Video Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

DISPLAY (in PC Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

DISPLAY (in Video Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

LAMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

OTHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

4 Troubleshooting Your Projector . . . . . . . 35

Changing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

5 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

6 Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

7 Appendix: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

4 Contents

1 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.

Package Contents

Power cable 1.8m VGA cable (VGA to VGA)

CR2032 Battery Remote control

CD Owners manual & Documentation

Carrying case

CR2032

3V

D E L L

Your Dell Projector 5

About Your Projector

CAUTION: Safety Instructions

1 Do not use the projector near appliances that generate a lot of heat. 2 Do not use the projector in areas where there is an excessive amount of dust. The

dust may cause the system to fail and projector will automatically shutdown. 3 Ensure that the projector is mounted in a well-ventilated area. 4 Do not block the ventilation slots and openings on the projector. 5 Ensure the projector operates between ambient temperatures (5C to 35C).

NOTE: For more information, see the Product Information Guide that ships with your projector.

1 Control panel

2 Zoom tab

3 Focus ring

4 Lens

5 Elevator button

6 IR receivers

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6 Your Dell Projector

2 Connecting Your Projector

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions as described on page 6.

1 DVI-D input connector

2 VGA-A output (monitor loop-through)

3 VGA-A input (D-sub) connector

4 VGA-B input (D-sub) connector

5 S-video connector

6 Composite video connector

7 Audio input connector

8 Audio output connector

9 USB remote connector

10 RS232 connector

11 Security cable slot

12 Power cord connector

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Audio OutAudio InVGA - A

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Connecting a Computer

Connecting a Computer using a VGA Cable

NOTE: The USB cable is not provided by Dell.

NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Next Page and Previous Page features on the remote control.

1 Power cord

2 VGA to VGA cable

3 USB to USB cable

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Connecting a Computer using a DVI-D Cable

NOTE: The USB cable and DVI-D cable are not provided by Dell.

1 Power cord

2 DVI-D cable

3 USB to USB cable

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Connecting a Computer using an RS232 cable

NOTE: The RS232 cable is not provided by Dell. Consult a professional installer for the cable and RS232 remote control software.

1 Power cord

2 RS232 cable

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Remote

RS-232DVI-D In S-Video In Video InVGA - B

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Audio OutAudio InVGA - A

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Connecting a DVD Player

Connecting a DVD Player using an S-video Cable

NOTE: The S-video cable is not provided by Dell. You can buy the S-Video Extension (50ft/100ft) cable from the Dell website.

1 Power cord

2 S-video cable

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Remote

RS-232DVI-D In S-Video In Video InVGA - B

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Audio OutAudio InVGA - A

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VGA - A

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Connecting a DVD Player using a Composite Cable

NOTE: The Composite cable is not provided by Dell. You can buy the Composite Video Extension (50ft/100ft) cable from the Dell website.

1 Power cord

2 Composite video cable

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Remote

RS-232DVI-D In S-Video In Video InVGA - B

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Audio OutAudio InVGA - A

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Connecting a DVD Player using a Component Cable

NOTE: The VGA to YPbPr cable is not provided by Dell. You can buy the VGA to YPbPr Extension (50ft/100ft) cable from the Dell website.

1 Power cord

2 VGA to YPbPr cable

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RS-232DVI-D In S-Video In Video InVGA - B

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Audio OutAudio InVGA - A

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VGA - A

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Connecting a DVD Player using a HDMI Cable

NOTE: The HDMI cable and DVI-D adapter are not provided by Dell.

1 Power cord

2 HDMI cable

3 DVI-D adapter

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RS-232DVI-D In S-Video In Video InVGA - B

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Audio OutAudio InVGA - A

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3 Using Your Projector

Turning Your Projector On NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source. The Power button

light blinks blue until pressed. 1 Remove the lens cap. 2 Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables. For information about

connecting the projector, see "Connecting Your Projector" on page 7. 3 Press the Power button (see "Using the Control Panel" on page 19 to locate the

Power button). 4 Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The projector automatically

detects your source. 5 The Dell Logo will continue for 30 seconds while power on.

If the "Searching for signal..." message appears on the screen, ensure that the appropriate cables are securely connected.

If you have multiple sources connected to the projector, press the Source button on the remote control or control panel to select the desired source.

Turning Your Projector Off NOTICE: Unplug the projector after properly shutting down as explained in the

following procedure.

1 Press the Power button. 2 Press the Power button again. The cooling fans continue to operate for 90

seconds. 3 To power off the projector quickly, press the Power button while the projectors

cooling fans are still running.

NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the internal temperature to stabilize.

4 Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.

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NOTE: If you press the Power button while the projector is running, the "Press Power Button to Turn off Projector" message appears on the screen. To clear the message, press the Menu button on the control panel or ignore the message; the message disappears after 5 seconds.

Adjusting the Projected Image

Raising the Projector Height 1 Press the Elevator button. 2 Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and then release the button to

lock the elevator foot into position. 3 Use the tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.

Lowering the Projector Height 1 Press the Elevator button. 2 Lower the projector, and then release the button to lock the elevator foot into

position.

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2 Elevator foot

3 Tilt adjustment wheel

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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the zoom lens and

elevator foot are fully retracted before moving the projector or placing the projector in its carrying case.

1 Rotate the zoom tab to zoom in and out. 2 Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances

ranging between 3.3 ft to 39.4 ft(1.0 m to 12 m).

1 Zoom tab

2 Focus ring

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Adjusting Projection Image Size

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22.89" (58.3cm)

302.8"(769.2cm)

227.1"(576.9cm)

176.7"(448.7cm)

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Using the Control Panel

Screen (Diagonal)

Max. 25.2" (64.1cm)

75.7" (192.3cm)

126.2" (320.5cm)

176.7" (448.7cm)

227.1" (576.9cm)

302.8" (769.2cm)

Min. 22.89" (58.3cm)

68.8" (174.8cm)

114.7" (291.4cm)

160.6" (407.9cm)

206.5" (524.5cm)

275.3" (699.3cm)

Screen Size

Max. (WxH)

20.2"X15.1" 60.6" X45.4" 101.0" X 75.7" 141.3" X106" 181.7" X 136.3" 242.3" X 181.7"

(51.3cm X 38.5cm)

(153.8cm X 115.4cm)

(256.4cm X 192.3cm)

(359.0cm X 269.2cm)

(461.5cm X 346.2cm)

(615.4cmX 461.5cm)

Min. (WxH)

18.3" X 13.7" 55.1" X 41.3" 91.8" X 68.8" 128.5" X 96.4" 165.2" X 123.9" 220.3" X 165.2"

(46.5cm X 34.9cm)

(139.9cm X 104.9cm)

(233.1cm X 174.8cm)

(326.3cm X 244.8cm)

(419.6cm X 314.7cm)

(559.4cm X 419.6cm)

Hd

Max. 2.27" (5.8cm)

6.81" (17.3cm)

11.36" (28.8cm)

15.9" (40.4cm)

20.44" (51.9cm)

27.26" (69.2cm)

Min. 2.06" (5.2cm)

6.19" (15.7cm)

10.32" (26.2cm)

14.45" (36.7cm)

18.58" (47.2cm)

24.78" (62.9cm)

Distance 3.3' (1.0m) 9.8' (3.0m) 16.4' (5.0m) 23.0' (7.0m) 29.5' (9.0m) 39.4' (12.0m)

* This graph is for user reference only.

1 LAMP warning light If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the lamp. If the LAMP light is blinking amber, the lamp driver or color wheel have failed and the projector automatically shuts down. If the problem persists, contact Dell.

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2 TEMP warning light A solid amber TEMP light indicates that the projector, lamp, or lamp driver are overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell.

A blinking amber TEMP light indicates that a projector fan or color wheel have failed and the projector automatically shuts down. If the problem persists, contact Dell.

3 Power Turn the projector on and off. For more information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on page 15.

4 Up / Keystone adjustment

Press to select the On Screen Display (OSD) items.

Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)

5 Right / Auto Adjust Press to adjust the OSD setting.

Press to synchronize the projector to the input source. Auto Adjust does not operate if the on- screen display (OSD) is displayed.

6 IR Receiver Point the remote control towards the IR receiver and press a button.

7 Down / Keystone adjustment

Press to select the OSD items.

Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)

8 Menu Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional keys and the Menu button to navigate through the OSD.

9 Left / Source Press to adjust the OSD setting.

Press to toggle through Digital RGB, Analog RGB, Composite, Component (YPbPr via VGA), and S-video sources when multiple sources are connected to the projector.

10 Enter Press to confirm the selection item.

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Using the Remote Control

1 LED light LED indicator.

2 Source Press to switch between Digital RGB, Analog RGB, Composite, S-video, Component (YPbPr via VGA).

3 Auto adjust Press to synchronize the projector to the input source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD (On-Screen Display) is displayed.

4 Up button Press to select an item on the OSD.

5 Left button Press to adjust the OSD setting.

6 Enter Press to confirm the selection.

7 Menu Press to activate the OSD.

8 Down button Press to select an item on the OSD.

9 Mute Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker.

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Using the On-Screen Display The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) that can be displayed with or without an input source present.

To navigate through the tabs in the Main Menu, press the or buttons on your projectors control panel or remote control. To select a submenu, press the Enter button on your projectors control panel or remote control.

To select an option, press the or on your projectors control panel or remote control. The color changes to dark blue. When an item is selected, the color changes to dark blue. Use or on the control panel or remote control to

10 Aspect ratio Press to change the aspect ratio of a displayed image.

11 Power Turns the projector on and off. For more information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on page 15.

12 Video mode The Dell 1409X Micro-projector has preset configurations that are optimized for displaying data (PC Graphics) or video (movies, games, etc.). Press the Video Mode button to toggle between PC mode, Movie mode, Game Mode, sRGB, or CUSTOM mode (for user to setup and save preferred settings). Pressing the Video Mode button once will show the current display mode. Pressing the Video Mode button again will switch between display modes.

13 Page up Press to move to the previous page.

14 Blank screen Press to hide/un-hide the image.

15 Page down Press to move to the next page.

16 Right button Press to adjust the OSD setting.

17 Volume up Press to increase the volume.

18 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)

19 Volume down Press to decrease the volume.

20 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector. (+40/-35 degrees)

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adjust the settings.

To go back to Main Menu, go to Back tab and press the Enter button on the control panel or the remote control.

To exit the OSD, go to EXIT tab and press the Enter button or press the Menu button directly on the control panel or the remote control.

Main Menu

INPUT SELECT The Input Select menu allows you to select your projectors input source.

AUTO SOURCESelect On (the default) to autodetect the available input signals. If you press the Source button when the projector is on, it automatically finds the next available input signal. Select Off to lock the current input signal. If you press the Source button when the Auto Source mode is set to Off, you can

manually select the input signal.

VGA-APress Enter to detect VGA-A signal.

VGA-BPress Enter to detect VGA-B signal.

DVI-DPress Enter to detect DVI-D signal.

S-VIDEOPress Enter to detect S-Video signal.

COMPOSITE VIDEOPress Enter to detect Composite Video signal.

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AUTO-ADJUST Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's FREQUENCY and TRACKING in PC mode. While

Auto Adjustment is in progress, the following message appears on the screen, "Auto Adjustment in Progress...".

SET UP It includes V. Keystone, Auto Keystone, Projector Mode, Aspect Ratio and Projector Info settings.

V. KEYSTONEAdjusts the image distortion caused by tilting the projector.

AUTO KEYSTONEAuto adjusts the image distortion by tilting the projector.

PROJECTOR MODEAllows you to select the projector mode, depending upon how the projector is mounted. Front Projection-Desktop This is the default option.

Front Projection-Ceiling Mount The projector turns the image upside down for ceiling-mounted projection.

Rear Projection-Desktop The projector reverses the image so that you can project from behind a translucent screen.

Rear Projection-Ceiling Mount The projector reverses and turns the image upside down. You can project from behind a translucent screen with a ceiling-mounted projection.

ASPECT RATIOAllows you to set the aspect ratio. Original The input source scales to fit the screen while keeping the aspect

ratio of the input source. 4:3 The input source scales to fit the screen. Wide The input source scales to fit the width of the screen.

Use Wide or 4:3 if you are using one of the following: Computer resolution greater than XGA

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Component cable (720p/1080i/1080p)

PROJECTOR INFODisplays the projector model name, the present input source and projector series number (PPID#).

PICTURE (in PC Mode) Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The Picture menu, provides the following options:

BRIGHTNESSUse and to adjust the brightness of the image.

CONTRASTUse and to adjust the display contrast.

COLOR TEMPAllows you to adjust the color temperature. 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.

COLOR ADJUSTAllows you to manually adjust the colours red, green, and blue.

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PICTURE (in Video Mode) Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The Picture menu, provides the following options:

BRIGHTNESSUse and to adjust the brightness of the image.

CONTRASTUse and to adjust the display contrast.

COLOR TEMPAllows you to adjust the color temperature. 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.

COLOR ADJUSTAllows you to manually adjust the colours red, green, and blue.

SATURATIONAllows you to adjust the video source from black and white to fully saturated color. Press to decrease the amount of color in the image and to increase the amount of color in the image.

SHARPNESSPress to decrease the sharpness and to increase the sharpness. TINTPress to increase the amount of green in the image and to increase the amount of red in the image (Selectable for NTSC only).

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DISPLAY (in PC Mode) Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The Picture menu, provides the following options:

VIDEO MODEAllows you to optimize the projectors display mode:

PC, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), Game, and Custom (set your preferred settings). If you adjust the settings for White Intensity or Degamma, the projector automatically switches to Custom.

NOTE: If you adjust the settings for White Intensity or Degamma, the projector automatically switches to Custom.

SIGNAL TYPEAllows you to manually select signal type RGB, YCbCr, or YPbPr.

ZOOMPress to digitally magnify an image up to 4 times on the projection screen and press to reduce the zoomed image.

ZOOM NAVIGATIONPress to navigate projection screen.

WHITE INTENSITYSet 0 to maximize the color reproduction and 10 to maximize the brightness.

DEGAMMAAllows you to adjust among the 4 preset values (1, 2, 3, 4) to change the color performance of the display.

HORIZONTAL POSITIONPress to move the image to the left and to move the image to the right.

VERTICAL POSITIONPress to move the image down and to move the image up.

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FREQUENCYAllows you to change the display data clock frequency to match the frequency of your computer graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use Frequency control to minimize the bars. This is a coarse adjustment.

TRACKINGSynchronize the phase of the display signal with the graphic card. If you experience an unstable or flickering image, use Tracking to correct it. This is a fine adjustment.

DISPLAY (in Video Mode) Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The Picture menu, provides the following options:

VIDEO MODEAllows you to optimize the projectors display mode:

PC, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), Game, and Custom (set your preferred settings). If you adjust the settings for White Intensity or Degamma, the projector automatically switches to Custom.

NOTE: If you adjust the settings for White Intensity or Degamma, the projector automatically switches to Custom.

SIGNAL TYPEManually select signal type RGB, YCbCr, or YPbPr.

ZOOMPress to digitally magnify an image up to 4 times on the projection screen and press to reduce the zoomed image.

ZOOM NAVIGATIONPress to navigate projection screen.

WHITE INTENSITYSet 0 to maximize the color reproduction and 10 to maximize the brightness.

DEGAMMAAdjust among the 4 preset values (1, 2, 3, 4) to change the color performance of the display.

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LAMP Using the Lamp menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The Picture menu, provides the following options:

LAMP HOURDisplays the operating hours since the last lamp timer reset.

POWER SAVINGSelect Yes to set the Power Saving delay period. The delay period is the time you want the projector to wait without an input signal. By default, the delay period is set to 120 minutes. However, you can set this to 5, 15, 30, 45, 60, or 120 minutes.

If an input signal is not detected during the delay period, the projector turns off the lamp and goes into power saving mode. If an input signal is detected within the delay period, the projector automatically turns on. If an input signal is not detected within two hours, the projector switches from Power Saving mode to Power Off mode. To turn on the projector press the Power button.

ECO MODESelect On to use the projector at a lower power level (165 Watts), which may provide longer lamp life, quieter operation, and dimmer luminance output on the screen. Select Off to operate at normal power level (200 Watts).

LAMP RESETAfter you install a new lamp, select Yes to reset the lamp timer.

QUICK SHUTDOWNSelect Yes to turn off the projector with a single press of the Power button. This function allows the projector to quick power off with an accelerated fan speed. Slightly higher acoustic noise is expected during quick power off.

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LANGUAGE The Language menu allows you to set the language for the OSD.

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OTHERS

VOLUMEPress and to decrease/increase the volume.

MUTEAllows you to mute the sound.

CUSTOMIZED SCREENPress Enter to pop up a Customized Screen menu. Input in a source at native resolution then press Enter and select "Yes". The projector will capture the screen image as a "My Customized logo". This screen replaces all the original screens with the Dell logo. User can recover the default screen by selecting Dell Logo on the pop-up screen.

MENU LOCKSelect On to enable Menu Lock and hide the OSD menu. Select OFF to disable the Menu Lock and display the OSD menu.

NOTE: If the OSD disappears while you disable Menu Lock, press the Menu button on the projectors control panel for 15 seconds, then disable the function.

MENU TIMEOUTAllows you to adjust the time for an OSD Timeout. By default, the OSD disappears after 30 seconds of non-activity.

MENU POSITIONAllows you to select the position of the OSD menu on the screen.

MENU TRANSPARENCYSelect to change the transparency level of the OSD background.

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PASSWORDWhen Password Protect is enabled, a Password Protect screen requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is inserted into the electrical outlet and the power for the projector is first turned on. By default, this function is disabled. You can enable this feature using the Password menu. This password security feature will be activated the next time you turn on the projector. If you enable this feature, you will be asked to enter the projector's password after you turn on the projector:

1 1st time password input request:

a Go to Others menu, press Enter and then select Password to Enable the password setting.

b Enable the Password function will pop up a character screen, key in a 4-digit number from the screen and press the Enter button.

c To confirm, enter the password again.

d If the password verification is successful, you may resume with accessing the projector's functions and its utilities.

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2 If you have entered incorrect password, you will be given another 2 chances. After the three invalid attempts, the projector will automatically turn off.

NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL or qualified service personnel.

3 To cancel the password function, select Off and enter the password to disable the function.

CHANGE PASSWORDKey in the original password, then enter the new password and confirm the new password again.

TEST PATTERNSelect On to activate the built-in Test Pattern for self-testing on focus and resolution. Select Off to disable the function. FACTORY RESET Select On to reset the projector to its factory default settings. Reset items include both computer sources and video source settings.

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4 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 44

Problem Possible Solution

No image appears on the screen

Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the projector is turned on.

Ensure the external graphics port is enabled. If you are using a Dell portable computer, press (Fn+F8). For other computers, see your respective documentation.

Ensure that all the cables are securely connected. See on page 7.

Ensure that the pins of the connectors are not bent or broken.

Ensure that the lamp is securely installed (see on page 39).

Use Test Pattern in the Others menu. Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are correct.

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Partial, scrolling, or incorrectly displayed image

1 Press the Auto Adjust button on the remote control or the control panel.

2 If you are using a Dell portable computer, set the resolution of the computer to XGA (1024 x 768): a Right-click the unused portion of your

Windows desktop, click Properties and then select Settings tab.

b Verify the setting is 1024 x 768 pixels for the external monitor port.

c Press (Fn+F8).

If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions or your monitor freezes, restart all the equipment and the projector.

If you are not using a Dell portable computer, see your documentation.

The screen does not display your presentation

If you are using a portable computer, press (Fn+F8).

Image is unstable or flickering Adjust the tracking in the OSD Display sub- menu (in PC Mode only).

Image has vertical flickering bar

Adjust the frequency in the OSD Display sub- menu (in PC Mode only).

Image color is incorrect If the display receives the wrong signal output from the graphics card, please set the signal type to RGB in the OSD Display tab.

Use Test Pattern in the Others menu. Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are correct.

Image is out of focus 1 Adjust the focus ring on the projector lens. 2 Ensure that the projection screen is within

the required distance from the projector (3.3 ft [1.0 m] to 39.4 ft [12 m]).

Problem (continued) Possible Solution (continued)

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The image is stretched when displaying a 16:9 DVD

The projector automatically detects the input signal format. It will maintain the aspect ratio of the projected image according to input signal format with an Original setting.

If the image is still stretched, adjust the aspect ratio in the Set Up menu in the OSD.

Image is reversed Select Set Up from the OSD and adjust the projector mode.

Lamp is burned out or makes a popping sound

When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If this occurs, the projector does not turn back on. To replace the lamp, see on page 39.

LAMP light is solid amber If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the lamp.

LAMP light is blinking amber If the LAMP light and the Power light are blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and the projector will automatically shut down.

If the LAMP light is blinking amber and Power light is solid blue, the color wheel has failed and the projector will automatically shut down.

Unplug the power cord after 3minutes then turn the display on again. If this problem persists, contact Dell.

TEMP light is solid amber 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 amber A projector fan has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. If the problem persists, contact Dell.

The OSD does not appear on the screen

Try to press the Menu button on the panel for 15 seconds to unlock the OSD. Check the Menu Lock on page 31.

Problem (continued) Possible Solution (continued)

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The remote control is not operating smoothly or works only within a limited range

The battery may be low. Check if the LED indicator from the remote is too dim. If so, replace with a new CR2032 battery.

Problem (continued) Possible Solution (continued)

38 Troubleshooting Your Projector

Changing the Lamp CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the

Safety Instructions as described on page 6.

Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in full power 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 Dellon page 45.

CAUTION: The lamp becomes very hot when in use. Do not attempt to replace the lamp until the projector has been allowed to cool down for at least 30 minutes.

CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb or the lamp glass at any time. Projector lamps are very fragile and may shatter if touched. The shattered glass pieces are sharp and can cause injury.

CAUTION: If the lamp shatters, remove all broken pieces from the projector and dispose or recycle according to state, local, or federal law. For more information see - www.dell.com/hg.

1 Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord. 2 Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes. 3 Loosen the two screws that secure the lamp cover, and remove the cover. 4 Loosen the two screws that secure the lamp. 5 Pull the lamp up by its metal handle.

NOTE: Dell may require lamps replaced under warranty to be returned to Dell. Otherwise, contact your local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest deposit site.

6 Replace with the new lamp. 7 Tighten the two screws that secure the

lamp. 8 Replace the lamp cover and tighten the

two screws. 9 Reset the lamp usage time by selecting

"Yes" for Lamp Reset in the OSD Lamp tab. (See Lamp menu on page 29)

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CAUTION: Lamp Disposal (for the US only) 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.

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5 Specifications Light Valve 0.55" XGA DMD Type X, DarkChip2

Brightness 2500 ANSI Lumens (Max.)

Contrast Ratio 1900:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off)

Uniformity 85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)

Number of Pixels 1024x 768 (XGA)

Displayable Color 16.7M colors

Color Wheel Speed 2X

Projection Lens F-Stop: F/ 2.41~2.55 Focal length, f=21.8~24 mm 1.1X manual Zoom Lens

Projection Screen Size 22.89-302.8 inches (diagonal)

Projection Distance 3.3~39.4 ft (1.0 m~12 m)

Video Compatibility Composite Video / S-Video: NTSC (J, M, 4.43), PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, Nc, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L)

Component Video via VGA & DVI-D: 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p

Power Supply Universal AC90-264 50/60 Hz with PFC input

Power Consumption 256 watts in full mode, 216 watts in eco mode

Audio 1 speaker, 8 watt RMS

Noise Level 34 dB(A) Full-on mode, 31 dB(A) Eco mode

Weight 4.95 lbs (2.25 kg)

Dimensions (W x H x D) External 11.68 x 7.96 x 3.17 0.04 inches (296.5 x 202 x 80.5 1 mm)

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NOTE: The actual operating life span of a projector lamp will vary according to operating conditions and usage patterns. Usage of a projector in stressful conditions which may include dusty environments, under high temperatures and abrupt powering-off may result in a lamp's shortened operating life span or possibly lamp failure. The lamp life specified for Dell's projectors refers to the typical time under non-stressful operating conditions for more than 50% of a sampling population to reduce to approximately 50% of the lamp's rated brightness level. It is not the measure of time a lamp will cease light output.

Environmental Operating temperature: 5oC - 35oC (41oF- 95oF) Humidity: 80% maximum

Storage temperature: 0oC to 60oC (32oF to 140oF) Humidity: 90% maximum

Regulatory FCC, CE, VCCI, UL, cUL, Nemko-GS, ICES-003, MIC, C-Tick, GOST, CCC, PSB, NOM, IRAM, SABS, CECP, SASO, PSE, eK

I/O Connectors Power: AC power input socket

Computer input: two D-sub for analog/component, HDTV input signals

Computer output: one 15-pin D-sub

Video input: one composite video RCA and one S- video

Audio input: one phone jack (diameter 3.5 mm)

Audio output: one phone jack (diameter 3.5 mm)

USB port: One USB slave for remote support

One mini-DIN RS232 for wired remote control from PC

DVI-D input: one DVI-D connector for DVI-D signal (HDCP compliant).

Lamp 165~200-watt user-replaceable 3000-hour lamp (up to 4000 hours in eco mode)

42 Specifications

RS232 Pin Assignment

RS232 Protocol

Communication Settings

Command types

To pop up the OSD menu and adjust the settings.

Control command Syntax (From PC to Projector)

[H][AC][SoP][CRC][ID][SoM][COMMAND]

Example: Power ON Command (Send low byte firstly)

--> 0xBE, 0xEF, 0x10, 0x05, 0x00, 0xC6, 0xFF, 0x11, 0x11, 0x01, 0x00, 0x01

Control Commands List

To view the latest RS232 code, go to the Dell Support site at: support.dell.com.

Connection settings Value

Baud Rate: 19200

Data Bits: 8

Parity None

Stop Bits 1

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Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital)

Resolution V. Frequency (Hz) H. Frequency (KHz)

640X480 59.9 31.5

640X480 75 37.5

640X480 85 43.3

720X400 70.1 31.5

720X400 85 37.9

800X600 60.3 37.9

800X600 75 46.9

800X600 85.1 53.7

848X480 60 31

1024X768 60 48.4

1024X768 75 60

1024X768 85 68.7

1280X720 59.9 44.8

1280X768 59.9 47.8

1280X800 59.8 49.7

1280X1024 60 64

1280X1024 75 80

1280X1024 85 91.1

1360X768 60 47.7

1400X1050 60 65.3

1440X900 59.9 55.9

1680X1050 60 65.3

1600X1200 60 75

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Contacting Dell For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999- 3355).

NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

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 support.dell.com.

2 Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop- down menu at the bottom of the page.

3 Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.

4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.

5 Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.

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46 Contacting Dell

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 The most popular aspect ratio is 4:3 (4 by 3). Early television and computer video formats are in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means that the width of the image is 4/3 times the height.

Brightness The amount of light emitting from a display or projection display or projection device. The brightness of projector is measured by ANSI lumens.

Color Temperature The color appearance of white light. Low color temperature implies warmer (more yellow/red) light while high color temperature implies a colder (more blue) light. The standard unit for color temperature is Kelvin (K).

Component VideoA method of delivering quality video in a format that consists of the luminance signal and two separate chrominance signals and are defined as Y'Pb'Pr' for analog component and Y'Cb'Cr' for digital component. Component video is available on DVD players.

Composite Video A video signal that combines the luma (brightness), chroma (color), burst (color reference), and sync (horizontal and vertical synchronizing signals) into a signal waveform carried on a single wire pair. There are three kind of formats, namely, NTSC, PAL and SECAM.

Compressed Resolution If the input images are of higher resolution than the native resolution of the projector, the resulting image will be scaled to fit the native resolution of the projector. The nature of compression in a digital device means that some image content is lost.

Contrast RatioRange of light and dark values in a picture, or the ratio between their maximum and minimum values. There are two methods used by the projection industry to measure the ratio:

1 Full On/Off measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full on) and the light output of an all black (full off) image.

2 ANSI measures a pattern of 16 alternating black and white rectangles. The average light output from the white rectangles is divided by the 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.

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dB decibelA 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.

Diagonal Screen A method of measuring the size of a screen or a projected image. It measures from one corner to the opposite corner. A 9FT high, 12FT wide, screen has a diagonal of 15FT. This document assumes that the diagonal dimensions are for the traditional 4:3 ratio of a computer image as per the example above.

DLPDigital Light ProcessingReflective display technology developed by Texas Instruments, using small manipulated mirrors. Light passes through a color filter is sent to the DLP mirrors which arrange the RGB colors into a picture projected onto screen, also known as DMD.

DMD digital Micro- Mirror Device Each DMD consists of thousands of tilting, microscopic aluminum alloy mirrors mounted on a hidden yoke.

DVI-D Digital Visual Interface-Digital connector.

Focal Length The distance from the surface of a lens to its focal point.

Frequency It is the rate of repetition in cycles per seconds of electrical signals. Measured in Hz (Hertz).

Hz (Hertz) Unit of frequency.

Keystone Correction Device that will correct an image of the distortion (usually a wide-top narrow-bottom effect) of a projected image caused by improper projector to screen angle.

Maximum Distance The distance from a screen the projector can be to cast an image that is usable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room.

Maximum Image Size The largest image a projector can throw in a darkened room. This is usually limited by focal range of the optics.

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 Phase Alternating Line. A European broadcast standard for video and broadcasting, with a video format of 625 lines at 25 frames per second.

Reverse Image Feature that allows you to flip the image horizontally. When used in a normal forward projection environment text, graphics, etc, are backwards. Reverse image is used for rear projection.

RGB Red, Green, Blue typically used to describe a monitor that requires separate signals for each of the three colors.

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S-VideoA video transmission standard that uses a 4-pin mini-DIN connector to send video information on two signal wires called luminance (brightness, Y) and chrominance (color, C). S-Video is also referred to as Y/C.

SECAM A French and international broadcast standard for video and broadcasting, closely related to PAL but with a different method of sending color information.

SVGA Super Video Graphics Array 800 x 600 pixels count.

SXGA Super Extended Graphics Array,1280 x 1024 pixels count.

UXGA Ultra Extended Graphics Array1600 x 1200 pixels count.

VGAVideo Graphics Array640 x 480 pixels count.

XGAExtended Video Graphics Array 1024 x 768 pixels count.

Zoom LensLens with a variable focal length that allows operator to move the view in or out making the image smaller or larger.

Zoom Lens Ratio Is the ratio between the smallest and largest image a lens can projector from a fixed distance. For example, a 1.4:1 zoom lens ratio means that a 10 foot image without zoom would be a 14 foot image with full zoom.

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50 Glossary

Index

A Adjusting the Projected Image 16

Adjusting the Projector Height 16

lower the projector Elevator button 16 Elevator foot 16 Tilt adjustment wheel 16

Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus 17

Focus ring 17 Zoom tab 17

C Changing the Lamp 39

Connecting the Projector Composite video cable 12 Connecting a Computer with a

RS232 cable 10 Connecting with a Component

Cable 13 Connecting with a Composite

Cable 12 Connecting with an HDMI

Cable 14 Connecting with an S-video

Cable 11 DVI-D adapter 14 HDMI cable 14 Power cord 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,

14 RS232 cable 10 S-video cable 11 To Computer 8, 9 USB to USB cable 8, 9 VGA to VGA cable 8, 9 VGA to YPbPr cable 13

Connection Ports Audio input connector 7 Audio output connector 7 Composite video connector 7 DVI-D input connector 7 Power cord connector 7 RS232 connector 7 Security cable slot 7 S-video connector 7 USB remote connector 7 VGA-A input (D-sub) connector

7 VGA-A output (monitor

loop-through) 7 VGA-B input (D-sub) connector

7

Contact Dell 5, 19, 20, 37, 38, 39

Control Panel 19

D Dell

contacting 45

Index 51

M Main Unit 6

Control panel 6 Elevator button 6 Focus ring 6 IR receiver 6 Lens 6 Zoom tab 6

O On-Screen Display 22

Auto-Adjust 24 Display (in PC Mode) 27 Display (in Video Mode) 28 Input Select 23 Lamp 29 Language 30 Main Menu 23 Others 31 Picture (in PC Mode) 25 Picture (in Video Mode) 26 Set Up 24

P phone numbers 45

Powering On/Off the Projector Powering Off the Projector 15 Powering On the Projector 15

R Remote Control 21

IR receiver 20

S Specifications

Audio 41 Brightness 41 Color Wheel Speed 41 Contrast Ratio 41 Dimensions 42 Displayable Color 41 Environmental 42 I/O Connectors 42 Lamp 41 Light Valve 41 Noise Level 42 Number of Pixels 41 Power Consumption 41 Power Supply 41 Projection Distance 41 Proj

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