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Epson 3020 User's Guide PDF

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Year 2012
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Summary of Content for Epson 3020 User's Guide PDF

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WirelessHD Settings (PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e only) 51

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Solving WirelessHD Problems (PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e Only) 84

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A Note Concerning Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials 95

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The PowerLite Home Cinema 3020/3020e projector lets you enjoy theater-quality 2D and 3D images in the relaxing environment of your own home... Designed especially for home cinema use, it offers these outstanding features:

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Temporarily stops projection or hides the menu screen

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WirelessHD Transmitter PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e

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In addition to the accessories listed above, 1-year and 2-year extended service plans are available... You can purchase these plans and other 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)...

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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...

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

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Keep the projector level and place it at a height so its lens is even with the top or the bottom of the screen and is centered horizontally... If this isnt possible, use the horizontal keystone slider and vertical keystone buttons to adjust the image (see page 27)...

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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 Image Size Calculator... This program is available on the Epson website at epson... com/support (U... S... ) or epson... ca/support (Canada)...

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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...

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The following illustrations show the dimensions of the projector:

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You can connect the projector to many types of video equipment, such as a Blu-ray Disc/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 Mac system... For details on compatible video formats, see page 89...

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For best results, connect your video equipment to the HDMI port, if possible... If your equipment doesnt support HDMI, connect it to either the Component (for high quality, component video) or Video (for composite video) port...

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To remove the cable clip, unlock the clip and disconnect the HDMI cable... Then pinch the side of the cable clip anchor and carefully pull it out of the cable clip hole...

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To connect to a digital camera, flash drive, or storage device, connect the USB cable that came with your device to both your device and to the projectors USB port... For information on using the projectors Slideshow feature, see page 35...

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If you suspect the batteries are weak, press the illumination button... If the buttons do not glow, check the battery orientation or replace the batteries...

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Plug the other end of the USB cable into the 3D glasses charging port on the side of the WirelessHD Transmitter (PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e only)...

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If youll be using the projector at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), turn on High Altitude Mode so the fan can properly cool the projector at the high altitude air pressure... See page 59 for details...

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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 Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, cable or satellite box, or video game console)...

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If the projector is not centered in front of the screen, use the horizontal keystone slider, horizontal keystone buttons, and vertical keystone buttons to correct the shape of the image...

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Note: Press either of the vertical keystone buttons to open the H/VKeystone menu before pressing the volume buttons... The volume buttons wont adjust the H-Keystone setting unless this menu is active...

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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 42...

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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...

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Note: If the glasses dont automatically display 3D content, you may need to pair them with the projector... Move the glasses within 10 feet (3 m) of the projector, then press and hold the Pairing button on the 3D glasses for at least 3 seconds... The status light on the glasses will alternately flash green and red, then remain green for 10 seconds if pairing is successful...

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Flashing green The glasses have entered standby mode... Turn the 3D glasses off and back on to continue viewing 3D content...

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Note: When you use the Split Screen feature, other projector features may not be available and some settings may be automatically applied to both images... Also, you cant access Split Screen mode when 3D mode is enabled...

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To select an input source for the other image, select the Source setting, press Enter, select the input source, select Execute, and press Enter... (You can also change image sources, if necessary...

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Note: You can change the Slideshow operation options or add special effects by highlighting Option at the bottom of the screen and pressing Enter... See Choosing Slideshow Options on page 36 for more information...

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You can select these display options when using the projectors Slideshow feature by highlighting Option at the bottom of the Slideshow screen and pressing Enter... You see this screen:

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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 HDMI 1 source to Living Room if its usually used for watching movies in the daytime with the blinds closed, and the PC source to Dynamic for playing video games with the blinds open... )

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Note: You can fine-tune these and other color and image quality settings using the projectors menu system (see page 42)... You can also save combinations of picture settings with the Memory feature for easy recall (see page 53)... If you dont like the settings you have selected on a particular menu screen, you can press the Default button to restore the factory settings...

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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...

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Use this feature to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness for each of the red (R), green (G), blue (B), cyan (C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y) color components (not available when Auto is selected as the Color Mode)...

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

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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 change selected settings... You can also change the menu language and control how the menus display (see page 43)...

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

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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...

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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...

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Choose Thin-Line Enhancement to sharpen details such as hair and clothing... Choose Thick-Line Enhancement to sharpen large contours and backgrounds... Choose Vert... Line Enhancement to increase vertical image sharpness... Choose Horiz... Line Enhancement to increase horizontal image sharpness...

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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...

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Use the RGBCMY settings to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of the six color components (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow)... After adjusting each color, press Esc to move to another menu option... You can also access this setting by pressing the RGBCMY button on the remote control... See page 40 for more information...

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Use this setting to select the 3D format supported by your video device... In most cases, the projector will correctly detect the 3D format when this option is set to Auto... You should only select the 2D, Side by Side, or Top and Bottom formats when your projector doesnt properly display 3D images... See your video source documentation for information on which mode to select...

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In addition to the settings described previously, 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...

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Use these options to manage the WirelessHD connection and access the WirelessHD reception monitor...

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The Left and Right columns represent the left and right screens... Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight Left or Right for the source you want to display... Press Enter on the remote control to select an option...

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Your projector comes with 8 memory locations that are reserved for color mode calibration by installers... In addition, there are 2 memory locations where you can save other customized settings to obtain the best picture quality for each of your video inputs...

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To create your own name, select Customized and use the keyboard screen to enter the name... Use the arrow buttons to select a character, then press the Enter button... When you have selected all of the characters in your name, select Finish and press the Enter button...

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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:

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For component and HDMI video formats, this setting lets you see the edges of the image that are not normally visible in the picture (see page 89)... If you see interference when you set Overscan to Off, try adjusting the Position as described below...

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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)...

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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...

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Adjusts the speed of the fan so it can properly cool the projector at higher altitudes... Turn this setting on if you are using the projector at an altitude of 4921 feet (1500 meters) or higher...

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Note: The wireless transmission range may vary depending on the placement and size of surrounding objects... Avoid placing the transmitter in an area with many large or metal objects and do not place the transmitter on a metal surface, as this may interfere with the signal... There must be a clear path between the projector and transmitter...

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4... To use the WirelessHD Transmitter as a pass-through device to a television or other display, connect an HDMI cable to the display device and the HDMI output port on the back of the transmitter...

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The WiHD light on the transmitter should light up and your projector should now display WirelessHD content... If it doesnt, see Solving WirelessHD Problems (PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e Only) on page 84...

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When you have highlighted the source you want to switch to, stop pressing the Input button... The display will automatically switch to the selected source after a few seconds...

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If you have connected a television or other display to the output port on the transmitter and want to switch between wired and wireless display modes, press the Output button on the remote control or transmitter...

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3... When youre finished watching P-in-P, press the P-in-P button on the remote control to close the sub-screen and resume normal projection...

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In a typical configuration, your DVD player may be connected to the projector through an amplifier or home theater system... Even if the amplifier does not conform to the HDMI CEC standard, you can still use the projectors HDMI Link control buttons to operate the DVD player as long as the DVD player conforms to the HDMI CEC standard...

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4... Once the device is selected, use the HDMI Link control buttons on the remote control to operate it... You can also use the On and Standby buttons, arrow buttons, Enter, and Esc... Commonly available functions include turning on the device when its in standby mode, starting playback, adjusting the volume, and operating the devices link menu...

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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...

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Use a lint-free cloth (do not use paper towels) to gently wipe the 3D glasses whenever you notice dust, dirt, or fingerprints on the surface...

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If regular maintenance is not performed, your Epson projector will notify you when the temperature inside the projector has a reached a high level... Do not wait until this warning appears to maintain your projector filter as prolonged exposure to high temperatures may reduce the life of your projector or lamp... See page 77 for more information...

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If the dirt is difficult to remove or the filter is broken, replace it... You can purchase air filter part number V13H134A38 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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You can purchase lamp part number V12H010L68 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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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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Caution: Dont touch the glass portion of the lamp assembly... Touching the glass could result in premature lamp failure...

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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 89)...

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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... Do not used materials that can become lodged in the projector vents... Be sure the carrier is capable of transporting fragile equipment and is aware that the projector is fragile...

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If the projector isnt working correctly, first press the P power button, let the projector cool down, 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...

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There is a problem with the lamp... If you just replaced the lamp, make sure the lamp and its cover are securely installed (see page 72)... Turn off the projector and unplug it from the electrical outlet... Wait for the lamp to cool... then remove the lamp and check it for cracks... If the lamp isnt cracked, reinstall it, plug the projector into an outlet, and turn the power on... If this doesnt fix the problem, or if the lamp is cracked, contact Epson for assistance (see page 85)...

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

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If your video device is connected with the WirelessHD Transmitter (PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e only), make sure you are within the wireless transmission range (see page 60)...

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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...

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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 75)... Replace the lamp if its close to the end of its service life (see page 72)...

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You may need to replace the remote control batteries (see page 23)... Press the illumination button and check if the buttons glow... If they dont, replace the batteries...

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You may need to reset the WirelessHD connection... Turn off both the WirelessHD Transmitter and the projector... Start playback on your video device, then turn on the WirelessHD Transmitter and the projector... Wait 10 seconds, then press the Setup button on the back of the transmitter...

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To use the Epson PrivateLine Support service, call (800) 637-7661... 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...

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Note: Lamp life will vary depending on mode selected, environmental conditions, and usage... Brightness decreases over time...

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Connectors HDMI Input port 5 HDMI Output port 1 Optical Audio-Out 1 USB charger port 1

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Operating altitude Up to 7500 feet (2286 meters); over 4921 feet (1500 meters), enable High Altitude mode in the Operation menu (see page 59)

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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 or component videowhich it accepts through the Video and Component ports, respectively...

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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 (U... S... ) or epson... ca/support (Canada)...

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If you or any viewer experiences the following symptoms or other major discomfort from viewing 3D video images, immediately stop viewing and contact your health care provider: convulsions, eye or muscle twitching, loss of awareness, altered vision, involuntary movements, disorientation, eye strain, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, or blurry/double vision that lasts longer than few seconds... Do not engage in any potentially hazardous activity (such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery) until your symptoms have completely gone away... If the symptoms persist, discontinue use and do not resume stereoscopic 3D viewing without discussing your symptoms with a health care provider / physician...

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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...

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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:

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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...

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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...

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