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PowerLite Home Cinema 1080

Home Theater Projector

Users Guide

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Copyright Notice All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Seiko Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products.

Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson Corporations operating and maintenance instructions.

Seiko Epson Corporation shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original Epson Products or Epson Approved Products by Seiko Epson Corporation.

Trademarks Epson is a registered trademark, and Epson Exceed Your Vision, Crystal Fine, and 1080Perfect are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.

PowerLite and PrivateLine are registered trademarks, AccuCinema is a trademark, and Extra Care and Epson Connection are service marks of Epson America, Inc.

HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.

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General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks.

The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.

2007 Epson America, Inc. 12/07 CPD-23384R1

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Contents 3

Contents

Introduction 7

Projector Parts 8

Front 8

Back 8

Bottom 9

Projector Control Panel 9

Remote Control Button Map 10

Optional Accessories 11

Registration and Warranty 11

Using This Manual 12

Setting Up the Projector 13

Choosing a Location 13

Installing the Projector 16

Connecting the Cables 18

Connecting Video and Computer Equipment 18

Making Other Connections 20

Installing Batteries in the Remote Control 21

Turning the Projector On and Off 22

Turning On the Projector 22

Turning Off the Projector 23

Selecting the Image Source 23

Positioning the Image 25

Making Basic Adjustments 27

Focusing and Zooming 27

Choosing the Aspect Ratio 28

Choosing the Color Mode 29

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Adjusting Color Temperature, Skin Tone, and Gamma 30

Adjusting the Gamma Setting 31

Locking the Projector 32

Making Detailed Adjustments 33

Using the Menu System 33

Changing How the Menus Display 35

Adjusting the Picture Quality 35

Input Brightness Settings 35

Sharpness and Picture Quality Settings 37

Color Settings 38

Adjustments for Computer Images 40

Selecting Memory Settings and Resetting the Projector 41

Selecting Memory Settings 41

Creating Memory Settings 41

Deleting Saved Memory Settings 42

Resetting the Projector 42

Customizing Projector Features 43

Image Sizing 43

Screen Options 44

Other Setup Options 44

Maintenance 47

Cleaning the Lens 47

Cleaning the Projector Case 48

Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter 48

Replacing the Lamp 50

Resetting the Lamp Usage Timer 52

Checking the Projector Status 53

Storing the Projector 53

Transporting the Projector 54

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Problem Solving 55

What To Do When the Lights Come On or Flash 55

Solving Picture Problems 56

Solving Remote Control Problems 59

Where To Get Help 60

Specifications 61

General 61

Lamp 61

Remote Control 61

Dimensions 62

Electrical 62

Environmental 62

Safety 62

Compatible Video Formats 63

ESC/VP21 Command Codes 65

Notices 67

Important Safety Information 67

FCC Compliance Statement 69

Declaration of Conformity 70

Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty 71

Index 73

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6 Contents

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Introduction 7

Introduction

The PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 projector lets you enjoy theater-quality images in the relaxing environment of your own home. Designed especially for home cinema use, it offers these outstanding features:

Native 1080p (1920 1080) resolution, 12000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and up to 1200 lumens for incredibly rich, sharp images in any room lighting

Auto Iris system that constantly controls the lamp intensity based on the gamma and black/white levels of your projected content, for perfectly adjusted images and Deepest Blacks

Epson Crystal Fine 3LCD technology for reliable picture quality, increased contrast ratio and uniform colors

1080Perfect video processing for more film-like images free of noise or artifacts

10-bit color quality for unmatched color accuracy, with over a billion colors available

Epson AccuCinema color management delivered by the built-in optical Cinema Filter blocks out excess light for an expanded, purer color range and sophisticated grayscale tracking

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port for superior, uncompressed digital video

True 16:9 wide-format projection

Flexible setup configurations, including front projection and ceiling mounted, with vertical and horizontal offset lens shift

Six color modes to quickly optimize viewing for different lighting environments and a vast array of custom color adjustments

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Projector Parts

Control panel

Ventilation slots

Lens cover

Vertical lens shift dial

Adjustable foot

Video port

HDMI portComponent video ports

AC power inlet

Infrared receiver

Kensington lock port

Infrared receiver

D/SCART port (used mainly in Japan)

Horizontal lens shift dial

S-Video port Control (RS-232C) port

Trigger out port

PC port

Zoom ring

Focus ring

Main power switch

Front

Back

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Power button

Power light

Menu navigation buttons

Source button Switches the video input source

Esc button Exits the current menu item

Menu button Displays the menus

Warning light

Lamp cover Air filter

Mounting bracket connections

Aspect button Changes the pictures aspect ratio

Select button Selects menu items or opens the line menu

Bottom

Projector Control Panel

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Remote Control Button Map

Source buttons Switch between equipment connected to the projector

Color Mode button Optimizes viewing for different lighting environments

On and Off buttons

Memory button Recalls custom picture settings

Menu navigation buttons

Pattern button Displays test patterns to adjust the image

Menu button Displays the projectors menus Aspect button

Changes the pictures aspect ratio

ESC button Exits the current menu item

Blank button Turns off the screen image

Select/Line menu Selects menu items or opens the line menu

Operation light Lights when you send remote control commands

Gamma button Adjusts the gamma values of the screen display

ColorTemp. button Changes the color temperature of the screen display

Contrast button Changes the contrast of the screen display

S. Tone button Adjusts the skin tones of people appearing in the screen display

Illumination button Lights the remote control buttons for easy viewing

Component button

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Optional Accessories

Epson provides the following optional accessories for the projector:

You can purchase accessories from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

Registration and Warranty

The PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 comes with a basic two-year carry-in warranty. For details, see page 71.

In addition, for customers who register their projector, Epson offers free Extra CareSM Home Service. In the unlikely event of an equipment failure, you wont have to wait for your unit to be repaired. Instead, Epson will ship you a replacement unit anywhere in the United States or Canada, usually via overnight delivery. See your Extra Care Home Service brochure for details.

To register, simply fill out the registration card that came with your projector and mail it to Epson. Or you can register online at www.epson.com/webreg. Registering also lets you receive special updates on new accessories, products, and service.

Product Part number

Replacement lamp V13H010L39 (ELPLP39)

Air filter replacement V13H134A09 (ELPAF09)

Projector mount ELPHB550

Kensington security lock (anti-theft device) ELPSL01

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Using This Manual

This book contains all the information you need to use the projector, in addition to basic setup and maintenance instructions, troubleshooting tips, important safety instructions, specifications, and warranty information.

Please follow these guidelines as you read through the manual:

Warning: Must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.

Caution: Must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

Note: Contains important information about your projector.

Tip: Contains helpful projection tips.

Need additional help? Take advantage of Epsons automated support services 24 hours a day at epson.com/support. Use this site to view FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) or product information and e-mail your questions to Epson support.

If you need more help, you can use the Epson PrivateLine Support service. Call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the PrivateLine support card that came with your projector.

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Setting Up the Projector

Follow the instructions in this section to choose a location for the projector, connect the cables, and display an image.

Choosing a Location

You can install the projector for various viewing setups, as shown below.

Center

Ceiling

Side

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Ideally, place the projector at a height where its lens is between the top and bottom of the screen. That way, you can keep the projector level and use the vertical lens shift dial to position the image. This produces the best-looking picture.

Try to be as close as possible to the calculated projector position when installing the projector. Too much lens shift can cause minor reduction in image dimensions. The image display position cannot be moved to the maximum distance in both the vertical and horizontal directions. For example, the image cannot be shifted vertically when it has been shifted horizontally by the full amount. When the image has been shifted vertically by the full amount, it can be shifted up to 9 percent of the horizontal width of the screen.

If you place the projector off to the side, aim it straight ahead (rather than at the center of the screen), then use the horizontal lens shift dial to center the image on the screen.

Caution: Do not try to move the lens by hand, or you may damage the projector. Always use the lens shift dials to change the lens position.

Vertical lens shift dialHorizontal lens shift dial

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The maximum size of the image is determined by the distance from the projectors lens to the screen. Depending on your display settings and how you use the Zoom ring, the actual size may be smaller. Use this table as a rough guide for projector placement:

To determine the exact image size when you know the projection distance (or the exact projection distance when you know the desired image size), you can use the Projection Distance Calculator. You can download this program from the Epson website at epson.com/support.

16:9 aspect ratio

Projection distance

Maximum diagonal image

size (width height) Offset A to Offset B

Horizontal

Offset

2.8 to 6.2 feet 30 in. (26 15 in.) 6.8 to 6.8 in. 0 to 13 in.

3.8 to 8.3 feet 40 in. (35 20 in.) 9.1 to 9.1 in. 0 to 17 in.

5.8 to 12.5 feet 60 in. (51 28 in.) 13.6 to 13.6 in. 0 to 26 in.

7.8 to 16.7 feet 80 in. (71 39 in.) 18.2 to 18.2 in. 0 to 35 in.

9.8 to 20.9 feet 100 in. (87 47 in.) 22.7 to 22.7 in. 0 to 44 in.

11.8 to 25.1 feet 120 in. (106 59 in.) 27.2 to 27.2 in. 0 to 52 in.

14.7 to 31.4 feet 150 in. (130 75 in.) 34 to 34 in. 0 to 65 in.

4:3 aspect ratio

Projection distance

Maximum diagonal image

size (width height) Offset A to Offset B

Horizontal

Offset

3.5 to 7.6 feet 30 in. (24 18 in.) 8.3 to 8.3 in. 0 to 16 in.

4.7 to 10.1 feet 40 in. (32 24 in.) 11.1 to 11.1 in. 0 to 21 in.

7.1 to 15.3 feet 60 in. (47 35 in.) 16.7 to 16.7 in. 0 to 32 in.

9.6 to 20.4 feet 80 in. (63 47 in.) 22.2 to 22.2 in. 0 to 43 in.

12 to 25.5 feet 100 in. (79 59 in.) 27.8 to 27.8 in. 0 to 53 in.

14.4 to 30.7 feet 120 in. (94 71 in.) 33.3 to 33.3 in. 0 to 64 in.

18 to 38.4 feet 150 in. (118 91 in.) 41.7 to 41.7 in. 0 to 80 in.

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Also keep these considerations in mind:

Make sure there is plenty of space for ventilation around and under the projector. Do not set the projector on top of loose materials that could block the vents underneath.

Make sure the projector is within 9.8 feet of a grounded electrical outlet or extension cord.

Installing the Projector

To install the projector, you first need to determine the location, based on the size of your screen (maximum diagonal image size). Use the table on page 15 as a guide to positioning the projector. Note the following dimensions:

Distance from the center of the lens to the mounting bracket holes: 2.60 inches (66 mm), 0.35 inch (8.8 mm) maximum vertical lens shift

Distance from the center of the lens to the center of the projector: 4.33 inches (110 mm), 0.30 inch (7.7 mm) maximum horizontal lens shift

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The following illustrations show the dimensions of the projector:

To install, you will need the optional projector mount designed for the projector. See page 11 for ordering information.

Warning: When installing or adjusting the ceiling mount, do not use adhesives to prevent the screws from loosening and do not use any type of oil or lubricant. These may cause the projector casing to crack and the projector may fall, causing serious injury and serious damage to the projector.

Follow the instructions included with the mount to install the projector, which weighs 12.3 pounds. The wall or ceiling where you install it must be capable of supporting a weight of 85.6 pounds.

5.63 in.

4.33 in.

15.98 in.

5.18 in.

2.60 in.

4.88 in.

0.75 in.

3.04 in.

11.81 in. 2.08 in.

6.30 in.12.20 in.

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In addition to the tools supplied with the projector mount, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver and a drill to use on the wall or ceiling.

If you install the projector on the ceiling, you will need to invert the picture so that it appears right side up. Follow these steps:

1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.

2. Press the menu navigation buttons to open the Settings menu, then select Projection.

3. Use the navigation buttons to select Front/Ceiling.

4. Press the Menu button when done.

If you are planning to use an AV controller with the projector, refer to the table of ESC/VP21 command codes on page 65.

Connecting the Cables

Connecting Video and Computer Equipment

You can connect the projector to any type of video equipment, such as a VCR, DVD player, digital tuner, cable or satellite box, video game console, camcorder, or digital camera. You can also connect it to a desktop or laptop PC or Apple Macintosh system.

Menu button

Menu navigation buttons

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You can connect up to five pieces of video equipment at the same time, using any of the commercially available cables shown below:

* For details on compatible video formats, see page 63.

Port name Video equipment connection* Computer connection*

HDMI Use an HDMI cable:

Component Use a component video cable (with RCA-style connectors):

Connect the cable to the three component video ports. Match corresponding colors between the cable and the ports.

PC Use a Mini D-sub, 15-pin monitor cable to connect to a computer RGB (monitor) port:

S-Video Use an S-video cable:

Video Use an RCA video cable:

Component video ports

RGB port

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For best results, connect your video equipment to the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port, if possible. If your equipment doesnt support HDMI, connect it to one of the following ports (highest quality listed first): Component (for component video), S-Video, or Video (for composite video).

If you connect to the Component port, be sure to select the correct Input Signal setting for your equipment, or the image may not display properly (see page 23).

Making Other Connections

Connect the power cable and other cables described below, depending on how you plan to use the projector.

Plug the power cable into the projector and a grounded electrical outlet.

Connect video equipment to one of these ports

Connect a computer to one of these ports

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The Trigger out port outputs a 12-volt DC signal when the projector is turned on. This lets a central control system monitor whether the projector is on or off, and can be used to raise or lower your projection screen automatically when the projector is in use.

Connect a 3.5-mm mini jack to the port, as shown.

Installing Batteries in the Remote Control

The remote control uses two AA batteries.

Warning: Keep batteries away from children. If a battery is swallowed, contact your doctor immediately.

1. Release the tab and lift open the cover.

2. Insert two new AA batteries as shown.

3. Insert the tab on the cover and press it down until it clicks into place.

Aim the remote control at the front or back of the projector. Make sure you are within 30 feet of the projector with the remote aimed within a 30 angle from the infrared receivers.

If you suspect the batteries are weak, take the remote control to a dark room and press the illumination button. If the buttons do not glow red, replace the batteries.

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Turning the Projector On and Off

Turning On the Projector

1. Remove the lens cap.

2. Turn on any connected equipment you plan to use.

3. Turn on the main power switch on the back of the projector.

4. Press the On button on the remote control or the PPower button on the projector.

Note: To prevent children from turning on the projector, you can use the Child Lock. See page 32 for details.

If youll be using the projector at an altitude above 4900 feet (1500 meters), turn on High Altitude Mode so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high altitude air pressure. See page 45 for details.

The projector takes about 30 seconds to warm up and display an image. If you dont see a picture, you may need to change the image source as described on page 23.

Power switch

Turn on the projector

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Turning Off the Projector

1. Turn off any equipment connected to the projector.

2. Press the Off button on the remote control, or press the PPower button on the projector twice.

3. When the PPower light stops flashing orange and stays on, turn off the projectors main power switch on the back.

It is now safe to unplug the projector, if necessary.

Caution: Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector. Continuous 24-hour-a-day use may reduce the overall life of the product. Never turn off the main power switch without first turning off the lamp and letting it cool as described above, or you could damage it and reduce lamp life.

Selecting the Image Source

The Source buttons on the projector and remote control let you switch between images from different pieces of equipment connected to the projector (such as a DVD player, cable or satellite box, or video game console).

Press the Source button on the remote control that corresponds to the port to which your video source is connected. Source

buttons

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If you press the Source button on the projector, you see a menu of available sources.

Press the u or d button to go up or down the menu, then press the Select button.

Note: If an image does not appear, see Problem Solving on page 55.

To temporarily turn off the image and darken the screen, press the Blank button on the remote control. Press the Blank button again to return to normal viewing.

Source button

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Positioning the Image

If the image is not centered on the screen, use the horizontal and vertical lens shift dials to adjust its position.

Caution: Do not try to move the lens by hand, or you may damage the projector. Always use the lens shift dials to change the lens position.

Note: You can display a test pattern to help adjust the image position by pressing the Pattern button on the remote control. Press the Pattern button again to turn off the test pattern.

When you hear a click, the lens position is almost centered. If the lens shift dial becomes hard to turn, you cannot adjust the position any further.

If one side of the image is taller than the other, make sure the projector is parallel to the screen. If necessary, adjust the front feet so that the projector is horizontal.

Vertical lens shift dial

Horizontal lens shift dial

Adjustable feet

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The image display position cannot be moved to the maximum distance in both the vertical and horizontal directions. For example, the image cannot be shifted vertically when it has been shifted horizontally by the full amount. When the image has been shifted vertically by the full amount, it can be shifted up to 9 percent of the horizontal width of the screen.

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Making Basic Adjustments

Follow the instructions in this chapter to make basic adjustments to the image shape, size, color, and quality. For further refinements, see Making Detailed Adjustments on page 33.

Focusing and Zooming

Sharpen or reduce the focus using the focus ring.

Zoom into or out of the picture using the zoom ring.

Focus ring

Tele

Wide Zoom ring

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Choosing the Aspect Ratio

In many cases, video signals are automatically resized to fit on your screen when Auto is selected as the Aspect setting. You may need to change the size of the image (or aspect ratio) for certain image types by pressing the Aspect button on the remote control.

If your video source is connected to the HDMI, S-Video, or Video portor the Component port when it is outputting 480i or 480p signalsselect Auto to automatically display your image in the correct size.

If the Auto setting is unavailable, you may want to choose one of these settings:

Normal for standard TV broadcasts, computer images, or images with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Full for images recorded in squeeze mode.

Zoom for images recorded in 16:9 (wide-screen) format.

Wide for expanding a 4:3 image to 16:9 so it fills the whole screen. This stretches only the right and left sides of the image; the central part is unchanged.

Note: If you display a 4:3 image using the Zoom setting, the top and bottom will be cut off. You can use the Zoom Caption Pos. option and other settings to resize and reposition the image. For details, see page 43.

For details on how the projector resizes the picture when you choose an Aspect setting, see page 63.

Aspect button

4:3 image using Normal setting 16:9 image using Zoom setting

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Choosing the Color Mode

You can change the Color Mode to automatically adjust brightness, contrast, and color, letting you quickly optimize the projected image for various lighting environments. You can also select a different color mode for each input sourcewhich is useful if you view different types of images from different sources. (For example, you might set the source to Living Room if its usually used for watching movies in the daytime with the blinds closed, or you might set the source to Dynamic for playing video games with the blinds open.)

Select the image source you want to adjust, then press the Color Mode button on the remote control. Choose from these settings:

Dynamic for projecting the brightest picture available.

Living Room for watching movies during the day.

Natural for projecting the most natural, accurate colors.

Theatre for viewing movies in a dark room.

Theatre Black 1 for images that are close to those in professional-use broadcast monitors.

Theatre Black 2 for black and white movies or those with dark scenes.

When you select the Natural or Theatre setting, the built-in Epson Cinema Filter automatically increases the contrast and naturalizes projected skin tones.

Color Mode button

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Adjusting Color Temperature, Skin Tone, and Gamma

To further customize the color and image quality, you can adjust the Gamma, abstract Color Temperature, and Skin Tone settings using buttons on the remote control. (Not available when youre projecting sRGB images.)

Note: You can fine-tune these and other color and image quality settings using the projectors menu system (see page 33). You can also save combinations of picture settings with the Memory feature for easy recall (see page 41).

Select the image source you want to adjust, then press any of the buttons described below. A slider appears beneath the image so you can adjust the setting and view the effect of your adjustments.

ColorTemp. adjusts the overall color tint (absolute color temperature) between 5000K and 10000K. Higher temperature settings increase the blue tint and lower temperature settings increase the red tint.

S. Tone adjusts the color of projected skin tones. The Epson Cinema Filter automatically optimizes this setting, but you can customize it if necessary. Higher numbered settings increase the green tones and lower numbered settings increase the red tones.

S. Tone button

Gamma button

ColorTemp. button

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Adjusting the Gamma Setting

You can select from five gamma settings (2.0 to 2.4) or customize your own setting from your image or a displayed graph. Lower values will increase the contrast of dark areas, but tend to blur the bright areas. Higher values will darken the light areas. Gamma presets make minor adjustments to mid-tone values. The larger the gamma preset, the lower the midtone values. Changing these settings affects contrast which can be seen as a blur in bright areas.

1. Press the Gamma button. You see the following displayed on the screen:

2. Do one of the following:

Select one of the numeric correction values using the u or d button on the remote or control panel and press the Select button. You see the setting reflected in the graph on the right. The horizontal axis represents the input signal level, and the vertical axis represents the output signal level. Press the Gamma button to exit.

Select Customized. Then continue with the next step.

3. Do one of the following:

Select Adjust it from the image. You see a gamma icon on the projected image. Use the arrow buttons to move the icon to the area of brightness you want to adjust, then press Select. The custom gamma graph appears with the channel selected for adjustment. Press the u or d button to adjust and then press Select.

Select Adjust it from the graph. When the gamma graph appears, use the l or r

button to select the point on the graph that you want to adjust, and then use the u or d button to adjust the settings. Press Select to save your setting and exit.

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Locking the Projector

The projector includes two lock settings to prevent the image from being accidentally changed once its adjusted, and to keep children from turning on the projector without adult supervision.

To access the lock settings, follow these steps:

1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.

2. Use the menu navigation buttons to open the Settings menu.

3. Choose from these options:

Child Lock to disable the PPower button on the projectors control panel unless it is pressed for about 3 seconds. (You can use the PPower button to turn it off, however.) Since you can still use the remote control to turn on the projector, you may want to keep it away from childrens reach.

Operation Lock to disable all the buttons on the projectors control panel. A lock icon appears on the screen whenever you press a button with Operation Lock turned on. To operate the projector, you must use the remote control. To cancel Operation Lock, press and hold the Select button on the projectors control panel for at least 7 seconds.

4. Press Menu to exit the menu system.

If you turned on the Operation Lock, the projector buttons are now locked.

If you turned on the Child Lock, turn off the projector and let it cool down. The Child Lock takes effect after the cool-down period.

Menu button

Menu navigation buttons

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Making Detailed Adjustments

You can use the projectors on-screen menus to make detailed adjustments to the image qualitysuch as the brightness, contrast, sharpness, and color. You can also change the menu display, sleep mode settings, and other projector features.

Using the Menu System

You can access the menu system either from the remote control or the buttons on the projectors control panel. You can access the full menu or a line menu that lets you adjust the Picture and Memory settings while viewing their effects on your display. You can also change the menu language and control how the menus display (see page 35).

1. To display the full menu, press the Menu button on the projector or remote control. You see a display like this one (the actual display depends on the connected equipment):

Note: Depending on which equipment is connected to the projector, some options may not be available.

2. Press the u or d button to highlight a main menu option (Image, Signal, Settings, Memory, Info or Reset), then press the Select button to select it.

3. Press the u or d button to highlight a setting, then press the Select button.

4. Press the u, d, l, or r button to change settings as necessary. You may have to press the Select button to confirm your choice.

Main menu options

Settings available for the highlighted menu

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5. When youre finished, press the Esc button to return to the previous menu or press the Menu button to exit the menu system.

To display one of the line menus of the Image menu, press the Select button. You see a display like this at the bottom of the image:

Press the u or d button to highlight an option (if necessary), then press the l or r button to adjust it. Press the Esc button to return to the previous menu or the Menu button to exit the menu system. Press the Memory button to return to the setting stored in memory.

You can access the following settings through the line menu while viewing their effects on your display:

Brightness (see page 36)

Contrast (see page 36)

Sharpness (see page 37)

Color Saturation (see page 38)

Tint (see page 38)

Absolute Color Temperature (see page 30)

Skin Tone (see page 30)

Brightness Control (see page 37)

Auto Iris (see page 36)

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Changing How the Menus Display

Use these options to control how the menus display.

Language

Select from 20 languages to use in the menu system.

Menu Position

Use the arrow buttons to choose a position on the screen for displaying the menu.

Menu Color

Select a color scheme for displaying the menus.

Adjusting the Picture Quality

Before fine-tuning the image using these adjustments, make sure you have already selected the best Color Mode for your picture and viewing environment, as described on page 29. Then use the settings in this section to finish adjusting the picture to your liking.

Most image quality settings are saved independently for each input source (Video, S-Video, HDMI, Component, PC) and color mode. After you finish adjusting the settings for one input source, switch to the other input sources youll be using and make any necessary adjustments.

Input Brightness Settings

If the signal from connected equipment is weak and images appear dark, you can adjust the Brightness and Contrast settings. You can adjust brightness and contrast for each image source and color mode.

Adjust this setting first, then fine-tune the image with the remaining settings.

The Brightness setting controls how much light is produced by the projector, and the Contrast setting adjusts the difference between the bright and dark areas of the projected image. The other settings listed on the following page control how the projector interprets the light and dark areas of the picture.

Settings > Language

Settings > Display > Menu Position

Settings > Display > Menu Color

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Brightness

Adjust the brightness so its suitable for your viewing conditions. For example, if youre projecting in a brightly lit room or onto an especially large screen, you may need to increase the brightness. Decrease the brightness for dark rooms or small screens; this also reduces power consumption and fan noise, and helps to prolong the life of the lamp.

Contrast

This setting adjusts the difference between bright and dark areas.

Auto Iris

When this setting is on, the amount of light produced by the lamp is automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the image. The setting is stored separately for each image source and color mode.

Setup Level

This setting adjusts the threshold at which dark areas of the image are rendered black (0 IRE). For compatibility with most DVD and video equipment sold in the United States, leave this setting at 0%. Check your video equipments specifications to be sure of the correct setting.

EPSON Super White

Note: This setting can be used only when the Color Mode is set to Natural, Theatre, Theatre Black 1, or Theatre Black 2 (see page 29).

If bright parts of the image are washed out or overexposed (when the input signal contains values over 100 IRE), turn this setting on to compensate. When this setting is turned on, the projector disregards the HDMI Video Range setting.

HDMI Video Range

Note: This setting can be used only when HDMI is selected as the image source (see page 23).

If your video equipment has an HDMI port and youve connected it to the projector using an HDMI cable, set the level of the projector to match that of the video equipment. When this setting is turned on, the projector disregards the EPSON Super White setting.

Image > Brightness

Image > Contrast

Image > Auto Iris

Signal > Setup Level

Signal > EPSON Super White

Signal > HDMI Video Range

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Brightness Control

This setting controls the light output from the projector. On high, the lamp uses 170 W of power. On low, the lamp uses 135 W.

Sharpness and Picture Quality Settings

If the image looks fuzzy, or if it contains noise or flickering, you can use these settings to correct it.

Sharpness

Use this function to make lines and edges appear more distinct in the image. This setting is stored separately for each image source and color mode setting. You can select Standard to adjust the sharpness of the entire image, or select Advanced to access the following submenu:

Choose Thin-Line Enhancement to sharpen details such as hair and clothing. Choose Thick-Line Enhancement to sharpen large contours and backgrounds.

Progressive

The projector uses 3D DigiScan HD Circuitry Processing for video-sourced images. For film-sourced images, the projector uses 3-2 pulldown detection and optimizes the image accordingly.

Leave this setting on Video for most purposes. Set to Film/Auto when the input source is a film, and you want to project an image closer to its original source.

Note: This setting applies only when viewing composite video, S-video, component video, or 480i or 575i RGB video (see page 63).

Image > Brightness Control

Image > Sharpness

Signal > Progressive

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Motion Detection

This setting specifies how signals are converted to progressive signals. Select a lower setting for slow-moving or still images (S) or select a higher number for video images (M).

Note: This setting applies only when viewing composite video, S-video, component video, or 480i or 575i RGB video.

Noise Reduction

This setting reduces flickering of analog images. You can select from 3 levels of noise reduction.

Color Settings

If the image colors dont look correct, you can adjust them using these settings. Use the first three settings described below to make the most visible changes. If you only need to make slight adjustments, you can fine-tune the picture with the remaining settings. Most color settings are stored separately for each image source and color mode.

Color Saturation

Adjusts the color intensity of the image.

Tint

Shifts the color balance between magenta and green.

Abs. Color Temp.

Shifts the color balance between red and blue, making the image appear warmer or cooler. You can also access this setting by pressing the ColorTemp. button on the remote control. See page 30 for more information.

Signal > Motion Detection

Signal > Noise Reduction

Image > Color Saturation

Image > Tint

Image > Abs. Color Temp.

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Skin Tone

Makes fine adjustments to the tint and controls the amount of magenta or green in the image. Also useful for correcting black-and-white images, if they look tinted. You can access this setting by pressing the S. Tone button on the remote control. See page 30 for more information.

RGB

Use the RGB settings to fine-tune the color of the image. You can adjust the offset and gain for each signal color (red, green, and blue). Use Offset to adjust darker shades and Gain for the lightest shades.

RGBCMY

Use the RGBCMY settings to adjust the hue and saturation of the six color components (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow). After adjusting each color, press Esc to move to another menu option.

Gamma

You can select from five gamma settings (2.0 to 2.4) or customize your own setting from your image or a displayed graph. Lower values will increase the contrast of dark areas, but tend to blur the bright areas. Higher values will darken the light areas.

You can also access this setting by pressing the Gamma button on the remote control. See page 31 for more information.

Image > Skin Tone

Image > Advanced > RGB

Image > Advanced > RGBCMY

Image > Advanced > Gamma

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Adjustments for Computer Images

In addition to the settings described above, you can adjust the Tracking and Sync settings for analog RGB computer images. Normally, these settings are adjusted automatically by the projector. If you notice that the image is blurry or contains dark vertical bands, you may need to adjust the settings yourself.

Auto Setup

Leave this setting on so that the projector automatically adjusts the tracking, sync, and position of the image.

Tracking

Adjust the tracking to eliminate vertical bands. It is easiest to adjust the tracking when the image contains a lot of fine detail (such as black text on a white background).

Sync.

Adjust the synchronization to eliminate blurriness. For best results, make sure the tracking is properly adjusted first.

Signal > Auto Setup

Signal > Tracking

Signal > Sync.

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Selecting Memory Settings and Resetting the Projector

Your projector comes with 10 memory locations for installers to save customized settings, designed to provide the best color quality for each of your video inputs.

Selecting Memory Settings

You can easily recall the memory settings by using the memory button on the remote control.

1. Press the Memory button on the remote control.

2. Select Load Memory.

3. Use the arrow buttons to select the desired setting, then press the Select button.

After a moment, the image appears on the screen using your selected setting.

Creating Memory Settings

Memory settings store the Brightness and Contrast settings, Color Mode, and other color settings described on pages 38 and 39.

1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.

2. Open the Memory menu, then select Save Memory.

3. Select the memory name you want to use, then press the Select button to save your settings.

Note: Saved settings are indicated by a green highlight next to the memory name. If you select a name that is already in use, the existing settings will be erased and new ones saved in their place.

Memory button

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Deleting Saved Memory Settings

You can clear all your memory settings at once.

1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.

2. Open the Reset menu, then select Reset Memory.

3. Press the Select button to delete the memory settings.

Note: You can delete memory settings one at a time with the Erase Memory setting under the Memory menu.

Resetting the Projector

If the image quality isnt what you expect, one or more settings may be adjusted improperly. If necessary, you can restore the projector to its factory-default (original) settings.

To restore the settings in a specific menu (such as the Image or Settings menu), open that menu, select Reset, and confirm as needed. The example below shows how to reset the Image menu settings:

You can also reset the lamp usage timer or restore all the projector settings to their original values. Follow these steps:

1. Press the Menu button on the remote control.

2. Open the Reset menu.

Open the Image menu . . .

. . . and select Reset

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3. Do one of the following:

Select Reset Lamp Hours to clear the lamp usage timer and reset it to zero. You should reset the lamp timer only when you install a new projector lamp. See page 52 for more information.

Select Reset Memory to clear all memory settings.

Select Reset All to return all projector settings to their original defaults (except Component, Save Memory, Language, and Lamp).

Customizing Projector Features

Use the settings in this section to adjust the image size and position, suppress on-screen text, and select basic setup options.

Image Sizing

Before adjusting any of these settings, make sure you have already selected an appropriate aspect ratio for the type of picture youre viewing (see page 28).

Output Scaling

For component video formats, this setting lets you see the edges of the image that are not normally visible in the picture (see page 63).

Position

Use the arrow buttons to fine-tune the position of the image on the screen.

Zoom Caption Pos.

Lets you adjust the shape and position of the image so that subtitles are visible (available only if the aspect ratio has been set to Zoom). Use Zoom Size to adjust the proportions of the image, and Zoom Caption Pos. to move the image up or down. You can adjust output scaling before zoom position.

Aspect

This setting lets you change the aspect ratio of your image, and works the same as pressing the Aspect button on the remote control. See page 28 for more information.

Signal > Output Scaling

Signal > Position

Signal > Zoom Caption Pos.

Signal > Aspect

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Screen Options

Messages

Turn this setting off if you want to prevent on-screen messages from appearing (such as the no-signal message, or the identifying text that appears when you switch between image sources or color modes).

Startup Screen

Turn this setting off if you want to prevent the startup screen from appearing while the projector is warming up.

Display Background

Changes the screen thats used when the projector is not receiving a signal or when you press the Blank button to temporarily stop projection.

Other Setup Options

Projection

You can select different options for projecting the image: Front, Front/Ceiling, Rear, Rear/Ceiling.

Direct Power On

Sets projection to start when the main power switch is turned on, without pressing the On button on the remote control or the PPower button on the projector.

Note: When direct power on is enabled, power surges that occur after a power outage can cause the projector to turn on.

Video Signal

Leave this setting on Auto so the projector can automatically interpret the format, such as NTSC or PAL (for standard TV formats).

Settings > Display > Messages

Settings > Display > Startup Screen

Settings > Display > Display Background

Settings > Projection

Settings > Direct Power On

Settings > Input Signal > Video Signal

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Component

Change this setting to match the type of equipment connected to the Component port. For component video, select Auto to let the projector automatically interpret the signal; or select YCbCr or YPbPr to manually select your video equipments signal.

Trigger Out

Turn on this setting if you want the Trigger out port to output a 12-volt signal while the projector is operating. You can use this to raise or lower your projection screen.

Sleep Mode

Turn off this setting if you dont want the projector to enter sleep mode. (Sleep mode shuts the projector off automatically when there is no video signal.)

Select 5 min., 10 min., or 30 min. as the length of time before shutoff; decreasing the time conserves power and extends the life of the lamp.

To turn the projector back on, press the On button on the remote control, or press the PPower button on the projector.

Child Lock

Lets you lock the PPower button on the projectors control panel to make it more difficult for a child to turn on the projector. See page 32 for more information.

Operation Lock

Lets you disable all the buttons on the projectors control panel to prevent the image from being accidentally changed once it is adjusted. See page 32 for more information.

High Altitude Mode

Adjusts the speed of the fan so it can properly cool the projector at altitudes above 4900 feet (1500 meters).

Settings > Input Signal > Component

Settings > Trigger Out

Settings > Sleep Mode

Settings > Child Lock

Settings > Operation Lock

Settings > High Altitude Mode

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Maintenance

Your projector needs little maintenance. All you need to do on a regular basis is keep the lens clean. You also may need to clean the air filter to prevent overheating.

Warning: Before you clean any part of the projector, turn it off and unplug the power cord. Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages in the projector can injure you severely. Do not try to service this product yourself, except as specifically explained in this Users Guide.

The only parts you should replace are the air filter and the lamp. If another part needs replacing, contact your dealer or a qualified servicer.

Cleaning the Lens

Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface.

Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.

To remove dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.

Caution: Never rub the lens with abrasive materials.

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Cleaning the Projector Case

Before you clean the case, turn off the projector and unplug the power cord.

To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral detergent. Then wipe the case and dry it with a dry cloth.

Caution: Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case.

Cleaning and Replacing the Air Filter

Your projector includes an air filter to ensure the best performance. If dust collects on the air filter on the bottom of the projector, clean it as described below. Dust clogs prevent proper ventilation and cause overheating and damage to the projector.

1. Press the PPower button and wait for the PPower light to stop flashing. The projector cools down.

2. Turn off the projector using the power switch on the back.

3. Unplug the power cord and disconnect any cables.

4. Use a small vacuum cleaner that is designed for computers and other office equipment to clean the filter on the bottom of the projector, as shown. If you dont have one, gently clean the filter using a very soft brush (such as a clean artists paintbrush).

If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace it. You can purchase air filter part number V13H134A09 from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

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5. If you need to replace the filter, release the tab and lift up the cover.

6. Remove the old filter and replace it with a new one.

7. To replace the cover, insert the tabs and press down until the cover clicks into place.

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Replacing the Lamp

The projection lamp lasts for up to 3000 hours. You can use the Info menu to check how long its been in use (see page 53). Its time to replace the lamp when:

The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.

The projectors warning light flashes red at half-second intervals.

The message Replace the lamp appears on the screen when you start projecting.

Note: Lamp life results will vary depending on mode selected, environmental conditions, and usage.

Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector.

You can purchase lamp part number V13H010L39 from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

Be sure to read the Important Safety Information on page 67 before replacing the lamp.

Warning: Let the lamp cool fully (about 1 hour) before replacing it. In the unlikely event that the lamp has broken, small glass fragments may be present and should be removed carefully to avoid injury.

Caution: Never touch the glass portion of the lamp with your bare hands; the invisible residue left by the oil on your hands may shorten the lamp life. Use a cloth or glove to handle the new lamp.

Follow these steps to replace the lamp:

1. Press the P Power button and wait for the light to stop flashing.

2. Turn off the power switch on the back of the projector.

3. Unplug the power cord and any cables.

4. Wait about an hour to make sure the lamp is no longer hot.

Warning light

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5. Press in the latches securing the lamp cover and lift off the cover.

6. Loosen the two screws securing the lamp (they dont come all the way out).

7. Grasp the bottom of the lamp as shown and pull it straight out.

Warning: The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash.

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8. Gently insert the new lamp and tighten its screws.

Caution: Dont touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly. Touching the glass could result in premature lamp failure.

9. Replace the lamp cover. (The projector wont work if the lamp cover is open or loose.)

10. Reset the lamp usage timer, as described on page 52.

Resetting the Lamp Usage Timer

After replacing the lamp, plug the projector back in, turn on the power switch on the back, and press the PPower button. Then follow these steps to reset the lamp usage timer:

1. Press the Menu button on the projector or remote control.

2. Use the menu navigation buttons to open the Reset menu, then select Reset Lamp Hours.

3. When you see a confirmation prompt, highlight Yes and press the Select button.

4. When youre finished, press the Menu button to exit.

The lamp usage timer shows 0H until youve used the lamp for at least 10 hours.

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Checking the Projector Status

You can use the Info menu to view information about the current display settings and how long the projection lamp has been in use. To access the Info menu:

1. Press the Menu button on the projector or remote control.

2. Use the menu navigation buttons to open the Info menu. The following information appears:

Note: The information displayed depends on the currently selected image source. The Lamp Hours shows 0H until youve used the lamp for at least 10 hours.

The resolution indicates the total number of scan lines in the source signal. The number of visible scan lines depends on the signal format standard and selected display settings (see page 63).

Storing the Projector

If you need to store the projector for an extended time, do the following:

Make sure the temperature of the storage area is within 14 to 140 F (10 to 60 C).

Attach the lens cover and retract the feet.

Remove the batteries from the remote control.

Pack the projector in its original packaging or equivalent.

Lamp Hours Refresh Rate

Source Sync Info

Input Signal Video Signal

Resolution Deep Color (color depth)

Scan Mode Status (error information)

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Transporting the Projector

Note: Epson shall not be liable for any damages incurred during transportation.

The projector contains many glass and precision parts. When shipping the projector for repairs, use the original packaging material if possible. If you do not have the original packaging, use equivalent materials. Be sure the carrier is capable of transporting fragile equipment and is aware that the projector is fragile.

Before transporting the projector, make sure you center the lens by turning the lens shift dials until they click.

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Problem Solving

This section explains how to interpret the projectors status lights, solve problems with the picture and remote control, and contact technical support.

What To Do When the Lights Come On or Flash

The lights on top of the projector indicate the projectors status and let you know when a problem occurs.

If the projector isnt working correctly, first press the P Power button or the Off button on the remote control, let the projector cool down, turn off the power switch on the back, and unplug the power cord. Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the projector. If this doesnt solve the problem, check the status lights on top of the projector.

Light state Cause and solution

P Power light does not come on

Make sure the power switch on the back of the projector is turned on and the power cord is connected securely at both ends.

P Power light is orange The projector is in standby mode. Turn off the power switch in back to turn off the projector, or press the PPower button to turn it on.

P Power light flashes green The projector is warming up. Wait for the picture to appear.

P Power light flashes orange and you cant turn the projector on or off using the PPower button

The projector is cooling down. Wait until the light stops flashing and shines orange. Then turn off the power switch in back to turn off the projector, or press the PPower button to turn it on.

Warning light flashes orange

High-speed cooling is in progress. If the projector gets too hot again, projection stops automatically. Make sure there is plenty of space around and under the projector for ventilation. Clean or replace the air filter if necessary (see page 48).

Power light

Warning light

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Solving Picture Problems

You cannot turn on the projector.

Make sure the power cord is connected and the power switch is turned on. Then wait a moment for the PPower light to turn orange before pressing the PPower button.

If youve set the Operation Lock, the control panel buttons are disabled; you must use the remote control to turn on the projector (see page 32).

No picture appears on the screen or you see the No Signal message displayed.

Press the Source button on the projector or one of the Source buttons on the remote control to select the correct input source. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the button.

Press the Blank button on the remote control to make sure the picture hasnt been turned off temporarily.

Check that the PPower light is green, not flashing, and the lens cover is off.

The projector may be in standby (or sleep) mode. If the PPower light is orange, press the PPower button to turn the projector back on.

Make sure your video equipment is turned on.

Make sure your cable(s) are connected correctly (see page 18).

Warning light is red The projector is too hot, which turns off the lamp automatically. Let it cool for five minutes, then turn it back on. Make sure there is plenty of space around and under the projector for ventilation. Also, clean or replace the filter if necessary (see page 48).

If you are using the projector at an altitude above 4900 feet (1500 meters), turn on High Altitude Mode so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high altitude air pressure (see page 45).

Warning light flashes red at half-second intervals

The lamp needs to be replaced (see page 50). Make sure you have a spare lamp handy. Check to make sure the lamp and lamp cover are securely installed.

Warning light flashes red at one-second intervals

There is an internal problem. Turn off the power switch on the back of the projector, and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Then contact Epson for assistance (see page 60).

Light state Cause and solution

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Youre using a computer and no picture appears on the screen.

If youre using a Windows laptop:

Press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. Its often labeled with an icon such as , but it may also be labeled CRT/LCD. You may have to hold down the Fn key while pressing it. Check your laptops manual or online help.

On most systems, the key lets you toggle between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it.

If the function key doesnt let you display simultaneously on both screens, you might need to use the Display utility in the Windows Control Panel to make sure that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. From the Windows Control Panel, open the Display utility. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab, then click Advanced. The method for adjusting the setting varies from computer to computer; you may need to click a Monitor tab, then make sure the external Monitor port is set as your primary display or enabled. See your computer manual or online help for details.

If youre using Mac OS X:

1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Displays.

2. Click Detect Displays.

3. To display the entire desktop on both your projector screen and LCD screen, click the Arrangement or Arrange tab. (If you dont see this tab, make sure it isnt hidden by another window.)

4. Click Mirror Displays in the lower corner of the screen. One of the monitor icons automatically moves on top of the other.

Click here

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The picture is upside-down or reversed.

Change the Projection setting in the Settings menu (see page 44).

Only part of the picture is displayed, or the picture is distorted.

Press the Aspect button to select a different aspect ratio (see page 28).

If the Aspect is set to Zoom, you may need to use the Zoom Caption Pos. option to see the top or bottom section of the screen so that subtitles are visible (see page 43).

Check the Output Scaling to make sure its adjusted correctly (see page 43).

Use the Position setting to reposition the image on the screen (see page 43).

If youve connected a computer and you see only half the image, make sure the computers Dual Display setting is turned off.

The picture isnt rectangular.

If the image looks like or , the projector has been placed off to one side of the screen and angled toward it. Face the projector straight ahead (instead of at the center of the screen), then use the horizontal lens shift dial to center the image (see page 25).

If the image looks like or , make sure the projector is not tilted up or down.

The picture contains static or noise.

Make sure the Input Signal is set correctly for your connected video equipment (see page 44).

If youre viewing still images and you notice flickering or horizontal lines, turn on the Progressive setting (see page 37).

Make sure your cables are securely connected at both ends.

If youre using an extension cable, you may pick up interference if the cable is not adequately shielded. You may need to use a signal amplifier for longer cables.

If youre displaying the same image on your computer and projector screen, try turning off your laptops LCD display (see page 57).

The picture is blurry.

Make sure the Input Signal is set correctly for your video equipment (see page 44).

There may be dirt on the lens. Clean the lens as described on page 47.

Adjust the focus (see page 27).

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Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. If youve just moved the projector from a cold environment, wait a couple of minutes before using it.

Adjust the Sharpness setting (see page 37).

If youre projecting from a computer, you may need to adjust the Tracking and Sync settings (see page 40).

The colors on the screen dont look right.

Make sure the Input Signal is set correctly for your connected video equipment (see page 44).

Press the Color Mode button on the remote control to select a different color mode (see page 29).

Check the brightness and contrast settings (see page 35).

Fine-tune the colors with the settings listed on page 38.

If the picture looks dark, you may need to replace the lamp. Check the lamp usage timer to see how long the lamp has been in use (see page 53). Replace the lamp if its close to the end of its service life (see page 50).

Solving Remote Control Problems

The projector doesnt respond to remote control commands.

Make sure youre within about 30 feet of the projector, and the remote control is not angled away from the projector by more than 30 in any direction.

You may need to replace the remote control batteries (see page 21).

Dim the room lights and turn off any fluorescent lights. Make sure the projector is not in direct sunlight.

Turn off nearby equipment that emits infrared energy, such as a radiant room heater.

Make sure there are no objects between the remote control and the IR receiver.

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Where To Get Help

Internet Support

Epson provides technical assistance 24 hours a day at epson.com/support. Here you can access troubleshooting information, download product documentation, and receive technical advice through e-mail.

Speak to a Support Representative

To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661 and enter the PIN on the Epson PrivateLine Support card that came with your projector. This is the fastest way of speaking to a live representative, and its free. This service is available 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for the duration of your warranty period.

You may also speak with a projector support specialist by dialing one of these numbers:

U.S.: (562) 276-4394, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday

Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday

Days and hours of support are subject to change without notice. Toll or long distance charges may apply.

Before you call, please have the following information ready:

Product name (PowerLite Home Cinema 1080)

Product serial number (located on the bottom of the projector)

Computer configuration, if youre connected to a computer

Description of the problem

Purchase Supplies and Accessories

You can purchase screens, carrying cases, or other accessories from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). To purchase online, visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

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Specifications

General

Type of display Poly-silicon TFT active matrix

Size of LCD panels 0.74 inch (18 mm) wide

Lens F=2.0 to 3.17

Resolution (native format) 1920 1080 pixels, 1080p

Brightness 1200 ANSI lumens maximum

Dynamic contrast ratio 12000:1

Image size 30 to 300 inches

Projection distance 2.8 to 62.8 feet (0.87 to 19.15 m) at 16:9

3.5 to 76.9 feet (1.06 to 23.44 m) at 4:3

Zoom ratio 1-2.1

Aspect ratio 16:9 or 4:3

Fan noise level 26 to 33 dB

Lamp

Note: Lamp life results will vary depending on mode selected, environmental conditions, and usage.

Turn off this product when not in use to prolong the life of the projector.

Type UHE (Ultra High Efficiency), E-TORL

Power consumption 170 W

Lamp life 1700 to 3000 hours, depending on usage

Part number V13H010L39

Remote Control

Range Approximately 30 feet (10 m)

Batteries AA 2

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Dimensions

Height 4.9 inches (124 mm); not including adjustable feet

Width 16 inches (406 mm)

Depth 12.2 inches (310 mm); not including lens protrusion

Weight 12.3 lb (5.6 kg)

Electrical

Rated frequency 50/60 Hz AC

Power supply 100 to 120 VAC, 2.7 A 200 to 240 VAC, 1.2 A

Power consumption Operating: 245 W (100 to 120V), 240 W (200 to 240 V) Standby: 4 W (100 to 120V), 5 W (200 to 240 V)

Environmental

Temperature Operating: 41 to 95 F (5 to 35 C) Storage: 14 to 140 F (10 to 60 C)

Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing Storage: 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing

Operating altitude 0 to 7500 feet (0 to 2286 meters)

Safety

United States FCC Part 15B Class B (DoC) UL60950-1

Canada ICES-003 Class B CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

Pixelworks DNX ICs are used in this projector.

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Compatible Video Formats

The projector supports analog video in NTSC, PAL, and SECAM formats, and it automatically adjusts to the incoming signal. It can receive these formats as composite video, S-video, or component video which it accepts through the Video, S-Video, and Component ports, respectively.

The projector also supports digital video (SDTV, HDTV) and various monitor display formats. Digital video is accepted by the HDMI and Component video ports. The PC port accepts analog RGB computer monitor signals.

If necessary, you can select a different Aspect setting to optimize the image. The resolution at which the image displays for a given setting depends on the currently active picture source, as listed in the following tables.

Composite video or S-Video

Component video

Note: The signal name refers to the total number of visible scan lines and the display mode (interlaced or progressive), as defined by the signal format.

Format

Aspect setting

Resolution

Normal

(4:3) Full

Zoom

(16:9)

Wide

(16:9)

NTSC 720 480 720 360 1440 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

PAL or SECAM 720 576 720 432 1440 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

Format/

Signal

Aspect setting

Resolution Normal Full Zoom Wide

SDTV

480i 625i 480p 625p

720 480 720 576 720 480 720 576

(4:3) 1440 1080 1440 1080 1440 1080 1440 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

(16:9) 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

(16:9) 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

HDTV

720p 1080i 1080p

1280 720 1920 1080 1920 1080

(16:9) 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

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Analog RGB

* HDMI input signals

Signal

(4:3)

Aspect setting

Resolution Normal Full Zoom Wide

VGA* 640 480 1440 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

VESA 640 480 1440 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

SVGA 800 600 1440 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

XGA 1024 768 1440 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

SXGA 1280 1024 1280 960

1350 1080 1440 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080

WXGA 1280 768 1360 768

1800 1080 1912 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080

MAC13 MAC16 MAC19

640 480 832 624 1024 768

1440 1080 1440 1080 1440 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

SDTV* 480i 480p 625i 625p

720 480 720 480 720 576 720 576

1440 1080 1440 1080 1440 1080 1440 1080

-- 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

HDTV* 720p 1080i 1080p

1280 720 1920 1080 1920 1080

1920 1080 1920 1080 1920 1080

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ESC/VP21 Command Codes

You can use an AV controller with a 9-pin null modem serial cable to control the projector. You can download the complete ESC/VP 21 Communication Manual for home theater projectors from the Epson website at epson.com/support. Following are some of the available codes:

Item Command

Power ON/OFF ON PWR ON

OFF PWR OFF

A/V Mute ON/OFF ON MUTE ON

OFF MUTE OFF

A/V Mute selection Black MSEL 00

Blue MSEL 01

Source change

Terminal Signal name

Component Component video SOURCE 10

YCbCr SOURCE 14

YPbPr SOURCE 15

Auto SOURCE 1F

PC HDB15 SOURCE 20

RGB SOURCE 21

Input 3 (HDMI) HDMI SOURCE 30

Video Video/S-Video SOURCE 40

Video (RCA) SOURCE 41

S-Video SOURCE 42

Input 5 Digital video SOURCE C0

YCbCr SOURCE C4

YPbPr SOURCE C5

Auto SOURCE CF

Color Mode Theatre CMODE 05

Living Room CMODE 06

Natural CMODE 07

Dynamic CMODE 08

Theatre Black 1 CMODE 09

Theatre Black 2 CMODE 0A

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Aspect ratio Auto ASPECT 00

Normal ASPECT 20

Full ASPECT 21

Zoom ASPECT 22

Wide ASPECT 25

Item Command

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Notices

Important Safety Information

Follow these safety instructions when setting up and using the projector:

Never look into the projector lens when the lamp is turned on; the bright light can damage your eyes. Never let children look into the lens when it is on.

Never open any cover on the projector, except the lamp and filter covers. Dangerous electrical voltages inside the projector can severely injure you.

Except as specifically explained in this Users Guide, do not attempt to service this product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

The projector and its accessories come packaged in plastic bags. Keep plastic bags away from small children to avoid any risk of suffocation.

Dont place the projector on an unstable cart, stand, or table. Also, dont use the projector near water or sources of heat.

Use the type of power source indicated on the projector. If youre not sure of the power available, consult your dealer or power company.

Place the projector near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.

Dont insert the plug into an outlet with dust present, and insert the plug firmly into the outlet. Failure to do so could result in sparks or fire.

Dont overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles. This can cause fire or electric shock.

Dont block the slots and openings in the projector case. They provide ventilation and prevent the projector from overheating. Dont operate the projector on a sofa, rug, or other soft surface, or in a closed-in cabinet unless proper ventilation is provided.

Never push objects through the cabinet slots or spill liquid into the projector.

Unplug the projector from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: when the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed; if liquid has been spilled into the projector, or if it has been exposed to rain or water; if it doesnt operate normally when you follow the operating instructions, or if it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service; if it has been dropped or the housing has been damaged.

Dont place the projector where the cord can be walked on. This may result in fraying or damage to the plug.

Unplug the projector from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

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The lamp(s) in this product contain mercury. Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash.

Allow the lamp to cool for one hour before replacing it.

Unplug the projector during lightning storms or when not in use for extended periods.

Dont place the projector or remote control on top of heat-producing equipment.

If you use the projector in a country other than where you purchased it, use the correct power cord for that country.

Dont stand on the projector or place heavy objects on it.

Dont use the projector outside of the required temperature range of 41 to 95 F (5 to 35 C). Doing so may cause an unstable display and could lead to projector damage.

Dont store the projector outside of the required temperature range of 14 to 140 F (10 to 60 C) or in direct sunlight for long periods of time. Doing so may cause damage to the case.

WARNING: The cords included with this product contain chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash

hands after handling. (posted in accordance with Proposition 65 in Cal. Health & Safety Code 2549.5 et seq)

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FCC Compliance Statement

For United States Users This equipment 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. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

WARNING The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

For Canadian Users This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

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Declaration of Conformity

According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:

We: Epson America, Inc. Located at: 3840 Kilroy Airport Way

MS 3-13 Long Beach, CA 90806-2469 Telephone: (562) 290-5254

Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47CFR 2.909. 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.

Trade Name: Epson Type of Product: Projector Model: EMP-TW-1000 Marketing Name: PowerLite Home Cinema 1080

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Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty

Basic Two-Year Warranty and 90-Day Lamp Warranty

What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (Epson) warrants to the original retail purchaser of the Epson product enclosed with this limited warranty statement that the product, if purchased new and operated in the United States or Canada, will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of original purchase (except that the warranty period is 90 days for projector lamps). For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.

What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: If your product requires service, Epson will ask you to bring the product securely packaged in its original container or equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase, to your Epson Dealer or Epson Customer Care Center as instructed by Epson. Epson will, at its option, repair or replace the defective unit, without charge for parts or labor. When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or of a part, the item replaced becomes Epson property. The exchanged product or part may be new or previously refurbished to the Epson standard of quality, and at Epsons option, the replacement may be another model of like kind and quality. Epsons liability for replacement of the covered product will not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered product. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty. However, each replacement lamp carries the limited 90-day warranty stated above.

What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to refurbished or reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal use of the product. 24-hour-per-day or other excessive continual use causes strain and is not considered normal use. This warranty does not cover consumables (e.g., fuses), other than lamps. This warranty is not transferable. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with non-Epson products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. Postage, insurance, or shipping costs incurred in presenting your Epson product for carry-in warranty service are your responsibility. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced in service, you will be held responsible for costs incurred.

THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. IN THE EVENT THE REMEDIES ABOVE FAIL, EPSONS ENTIRE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A REFUND OF THE PRICE PAID FOR THE EPSON PRODUCT

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COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at: www.epson.com.

To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit epson.com/support.

You can also call the Epson ConnectionSM at (800) 637-7661 + PIN or (562) 276-4394 in the U.S. and (905) 709-3839 in Canada or write to:

Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012.

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Index

A

Abs. Color Temp. setting, 30, 38 Accessories, 11, 60 Air filter

cleaning and replacing, 48 to 49 ordering, 11

Anti-theft device, 8, 11 Aspect button, 10, 28, 58 Aspect ratio, selecting, 28, 43 Auto Iris setting, 36 Auto Setup, 40

B

Batteries, remote control, 21 Blank button, 10, 24 Blurry picture, 58 Brightness

setting, 36 specification, 61

Brightness Control setting, 37 Buttons

projector, 9 remote control, 10

C

Cables, connecting, 18 to 21 Child Lock, 32, 45 Cleaning

air filter, 48 to 49 lens and projector case, 47, 48

Codes, AV controller, 65

Color adjusting, 30 to 31, 38 to 39 problems, 59

Color Mode, 10, 29, 59 Color Saturation setting, 38 Color temperature setting, 30, 38 ColorTemp. button, 10, 30 Component setting, 45 Component video connection, 19 Computer

adjusting image, 40 displaying image, 57

Contrast button, 10 ratio, 61 setting, 36

Control panel, projector, 9

D

Declaration of Conformity, 70 Direct Power On, 44 Display Background setting, 44 Documentation, 12

E

Electrical requirements, 62 Epson

accessories, 11, 60 Home Service, 11 PrivateLine Support, 12, 60 technical support, 12, 60 warranty, 11, 71 to 72

EPSON Super White setting, 36 ESC/VP21 command codes, 65

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F

FCC Compliance Statement, 69 Filter, see Air filter Flickering, 37, 58 Focus ring, 27

G

Gain, color, 39 Gamma, 30 to 31, 39 Gamma button, 10

H

HDMI, 7, 19, 20, 36 Help, 60 High Altitude Mode, 45 Home Service, 11

I

Illumination of buttons, 21 Image

adjusting, 30 to 31, 35 to 40 changing aspect ratio, 28 positioning, 25 to 26, 43 resizing, 28, 43 selecting source, 23 size, 15

Image menu, 42 Image problems, 56 to 59 Info menu, 53 Installing projector, 16 to 18 Interference, signal, 58

K

Kensington anti-theft device, 8, 11

L

Lamp checking usage timer, 53 life, 61 ordering, 11, 50 replacing, 50 to 52 resetting usage timer, 52 safety instructions, 67 to 68 specifications, 61

Language setting, 35 Lens shift dials, 14, 25 Lens, cleaning, 47 Lights, projector, 55 to 56 Line menu, 10 Lock

Child Lock, 32, 45 Kensington, 8, 11 projector buttons, 32

M

Memory button, 10, 34, 41 Memory settings

creating, 41 using, 41

Menu button, 10, 33 Menus

available settings, 35 to 45 customizing display, 35 line menu, 10 using, 33 to 35

Message setting, 44 Motion Detection, 38 Mounting projector, 17 Moving projector, 54

N

No image, 56 to 57 Noise Reduction, 38

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O

Offset, color, 39 Operation Lock, 32, 45 Output scaling, 43

P

Pattern button, 10 Picture problems, 56 to 59 Pixelworks, 62 Positioning image, 25 to 26, 43 Positioning projector, 13 to 16 PrivateLine Support, 12, 60 Problems

indicator lights, 55 to 56 picture, 56 to 59 remote control, 59

Progressive mode setting, 37 Projection distance, 15, 61 Projection Distance Calculator, 15 Projector

checking status, 53 cleaning, 48 control panel, 9 dimensions, 17, 62 installing, 16 to 18 lights, 55 to 56 locking buttons, 32 menus, 35 to 45 parts, 8 to 9 positioning, 13 to 16 resetting menu options, 42 security lock, 8, 11 storing, 53 transporting, 54 turning on and off, 22 to 23, 56

R

Registration, 11 Remote control

batteries, 21 buttons, 10 lighting up buttons, 21 problems, 59

Replacing lamp, 50 to 52 Resetting

lamp usage timer, 43, 52 projector settings, 42

Resolution compatible formats, 63 to 64 projector, 53, 61

RGB settings, 39 RGBCMY settings, 39

S

Safety approvals, 62 Safety instructions, 67 to 68 Setup level, 36 Sharpness, 37 Signal menu, 36 Skin Tone

button, 10 setting, 30, 39

Sleep mode, 45 Source buttons, 9, 10 Source, selecting image, 23 Specifications

compatible video formats, 63 to 64 dimensions, 62 electrical, 62 environmental, 62 general, 61 lamp, 61 remote control, 61

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Startup screen, selecting, 44 Static, 58 Storing projector, 53 Support, 12, 60 S-Video connection, 19 Sync (Synchronization) setting, 40

T

Technical support, 12, 60 Tint, 38 Tracking, 40 Transporting projector,

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