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OWNER'S MANUAL

LPX-500 Home Cinema Projector

an (English) 403256900

U C A G B R T

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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Explanation of Graphical Symbols

1 Read these instructions.

2 Keep these instructions.

3 Heed all warnings.

4 Follow all instructions.

5 Do not use this apparatus near water.

6 Clean only with dry cloth.

7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

8 Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9 Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10 Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12 Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert you to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

IMPORTANT! Please record the serial number of this unit in the space below. Model: Serial No.: The serial number is located on the bottom of the unit. Retain this Owners Manual in a safe place for future reference.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT

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COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT

(DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY PROCEDURE)

Responsible Party: Yamaha Electronics Corporation Address: 6660 Orangethorpe Avenue

Buena Park, CA90620 Telephone: 714-522-9105

Fax: 714-670-0108 Type of Equipment: Projector

Model Name: LPX-500

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following 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. See the user manual instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected.

We Want You Listening For A Lifetime YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Associations Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is often undetectable until it is too late, YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Associations Consumer Electronics Group recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure from excessive volume levels.

FCC INFORMATION (for US customers) 1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS

UNIT! This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product.

2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product in the USA.

3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class B digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product in a residential environment will not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices.

This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices.

Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning the unit OFF and ON, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures:

Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the interference. Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.

In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/ reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.

If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620.

The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.

Caution: Read this before operating this unit.

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To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.

Installation Install this unit in a well-ventilated, cool, dry, clean

place with at least 10 cm clearance on the top, right and left, and at the back of this unit away from direct sunlight, heat sources, vibration, dust, moisture, and/or cold.

Locate this unit away from other electrical appliances, motors, or transformers to avoid humming sounds. To prevent fire or electrical shock, do not place this unit where it may get exposed to rain, water, and/or any type of liquid.

Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature changes from cold to hot, and do not locate this unit in an environment with high humidity (i.e. a room with a humidifier) to prevent condensation inside this unit, which may cause an electrical shock, fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.

On the top of this unit, do not place: Other components, as they may cause damage and/or

discoloration on the surface of this unit. Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may cause fire,

damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. Containers with liquid in them, as they may cause

electrical shock to the user and/or damage to this unit. Do not cover this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth,

curtain, etc. in order not to restrict heat dissipation. If the temperature inside this unit rises too much, it may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.

When installing this unit on the ceiling, make sure the ceiling has sufficient strength to support this unit and the ceiling mounts for an extended period of time. Installation must be performed only by qualified service personnel.

Operation Remove the lens cap before starting any operation of this

unit to prevent the heat from staying around the lens. Operation with the cap on may cause damage to this unit.

Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all connections are complete.

Only the voltage specified on this unit must be used. Using this unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/ or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than that specified.

Do not use force on switches, knobs and/or cords. Take care of this unit so that no foreign objects and/or

liquid drop inside this unit. To prevent damage by lightning, disconnect the power

cord from the wall outlet during an electrical storm. Do not look into the lens while this unit is turned on. It

may cause serious damage to your eyesight. Before moving this unit, press STANDBY/ON to set

this unit in the standby mode, and disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.

Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact qualified YAMAHA service personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any reason.

When not planning to use this unit for a long period of time (i.e. vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.

When disconnecting the power cord from the wall outlet, grasp the plug; do not pull the cord.

Be sure to read the TROUBLESHOOTING section on common operating errors before concluding that this unit is faulty.

Others Clean the lens carefully so as not to create any scratches

by using a blower or lens paper. Replace the lamp when the LAMP/COVER indicator

flashes in red after the lamp usage has exceeded 1000 hours. Follow the lamp replacement procedure described in this manual.

For U.K. customers If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the

plug supplied with this appliance, it should be cut off and an appropriate 3 pin plug fitted. For details, refer to the instructions described below.

Note The plug severed from the mains lead must be destroyed, as

a plug with bared flexible cord is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet.

This unit is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this unit itself is turned off. This state is called the standby mode. In this state, this unit is designed to consume a very small quantity of power.

IMPORTANT THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE:

GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH BLUE: NEUTRAL BROWN: LIVE

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-and-YELLOW. The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.

For Canadian Customers To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot and fully insert. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Indications

Notations used in this Owners Manual

Indicates procedures where personal injury or damage to the projector may occur if the procedures are not followed correctly.

Indicates additional information and points which may be useful to know regarding a topic.

Indicates that an explanation of the underlined word or words in front of this symbol appears in the glossary of terms. Refer to the Glossary in the Appendix. (p.61)

Indicates operating methods and the order of operations. The procedure indicated should be carried out in the order of the numbers.Procedure

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Notes on Handling and Storage ........................................................................2 Accessories .......................................................................................................3 Features of the Projector ...................................................................................4

Basic Operations Turning On the Projector ...................................................................................6

Connecting the Power Cord .....................................................................................6 Turning On the Power and Projecting Images .........................................................7

Turning Off the Projector ...................................................................................9 Adjusting the Screen Image ............................................................................11

Adjusting the Image Size ....................................................................................... 11 Adjusting the Image Angle .................................................................................... 11 Correcting Keystone Distortion ............................................................................. 12 Displaying a Test Pattern ....................................................................................... 13

Adjusting the Image Quality.............................................................................14 Focusing the Screen Image .................................................................................... 14 Selecting the picture mode ..................................................................................... 14 Selecting the Image Aspect Ratio .......................................................................... 15 Automatic Adjustment of Computer Images ......................................................... 17

Advanced Operations Functions for Enhancing Projection.................................................................20

Using the Menus..................................................................................................... 20 Description of Functions ........................................................................................ 23 Saving and Retrieving Image Quality Settings (Memory Save) ............................ 24

Using the Menu Functions...............................................................................26 Image Menu............................................................................................................ 26 Signal Menu ........................................................................................................... 30 Setup Menu ............................................................................................................ 31 Info Menu............................................................................................................... 33

Troubleshooting When Having Some Trouble ...........................................................................36 When the Indicators Provide No Help .............................................................38

Appendices Maintenance ....................................................................................................46

Cleaning ................................................................................................................. 46 Replacing Consumables ......................................................................................... 47

Optional Accessories.......................................................................................51 List of Supported Signal Resolutions...............................................................52

Component Video Input ......................................................................................... 52 Composite Video/S-Video Input ............................................................................ 52 RGB Input .............................................................................................................. 53

Specifications ..................................................................................................54 Appearance .....................................................................................................56 Part Names and Functions ..............................................................................57

Front/Top................................................................................................................ 57 Control Panel.......................................................................................................... 58 Rear ........................................................................................................................ 59 Base ........................................................................................................................ 59 Remote Control ...................................................................................................... 60

Glossary ..........................................................................................................61 Index................................................................................................................63

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Notes on Handling and Storage

Be sure to observe the following precautions to avoid malfunctions, operating errors or damage to the projector.

Notes on Handling and Storage

Do not set up the projector near high-voltage electrical wires or sources of magnetic fields. These may interfere with correct operation.

Do not touch the lens with bare hands. If fingerprints or grease get onto the lens, it can interfere with the quality of the projected images. Attach the lens cover to the lens when the projector is not in use.

During projection, some points (dots) may appear lit at all times, or they may be dark at all times. This is caused by the characteristics of the LCD panel, and is not a sign of a malfunction. The LCD panel is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology. However, black dots may appear on the panel, or some red, blue or green dots may light extremely brightly at times. Furthermore, sometimes stripe-shaped color irregularities or brightness irregularities may also appear.

Remove the batteries from the remote control before storage. If the batteries are left in the remote control for long periods, they may leak.

Always attach the lens cap to the lens when not using the projector, to prevent the lens from becoming dirty or damaged.

The mercury lamp that is used as the projector's light source deteriorates as a result of normal use and as a result of impacts or other damage, and may also break with a loud noise, stop working or reach the end of its service life more quickly. At such times, the amount of time remaining before the lamp breaks or stops working may vary greatly depending on the individual lamp characteristics and the operating environment. These are normal characteristics of mercury lamps. You should always have a spare lamp ready in case it is needed.

YAMAHA takes no responsibility for loss or damage caused by damage to the projector or operating failures outside normal service warranty conditions.

Lamp Operating Errors

The mercury lamp that is used as the light source for this projector may stop operating on occasions. This is a normal characteristic of mercury lamps. If the lamp does not turn on when the projector's power is turned on, remove the lamp and check if it is broken. If the lamp is not broken, reinstall it. Refer to "Replacing the Lamp" on page 48 of this manual for instruction on removing and reinstalling the lamp. If the lamp is broken, replace it with a new lamp. It is recommended that you have a spare lamp ready at all times in case it is needed.

Notes on Carrying the Projector

Turn off the projector power and then disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet. Furthermore, check that all other cables have been disconnected.

Attach the lens cap to the lens.

Retract the adjustable foot.

If your model of projector has a handle, hold the projector by the handle when carrying it.

Accessories

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Check the included accessories

Remote control Setup guide

Battery LR6 (AA) x 2 Power cord

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Features of the Projector

80-inch screen

Adoption of a wide 1280 x 720 dot panel

This panel allows high-definition images to be reproduced accurately.

Adoption of a special high-resolution DCDi video circuit developed by Faroudja.

This circuit greatly reduces the jagged edges that resulted from conventional progressive conversion, to produce much smoother and natural movement. (p.30)

Includes 5 picture modes

You can select the desired color mode to match the images being projected from five preset modes in order to obtain the optimum image quality. (p.14)

Includes a variety of color adjustment modes

Various color settings can be adjusted to suit your preferences, from individual RGB balance adjustment to setting the color temperature of your choice. The adjusted settings can then be stored in memory and recalled at a touch of a button on the remote control. (p.24, 25)

Adoption of a short focal-length lens that can project onto 80-inch screens at distances of 2.5m (8.2 ft.)

This lens is ideal for projecting onto large indoor screens. The projector can also project onto 80-inch screens in rooms with an area of about 10 m2. (Refer to the Setup Guide.)

2.5m

1280

720

Basic Operations

This chapter describes basic operations such as turning the projector on and off and adjusting the projected images.

Turning On the Projector.................................................................. 6 Connecting the Power Cord ........................................................................................6

Turning On the Power and Projecting Images..........................................................7

Turning Off the Projector.................................................................. 9

Adjusting the Screen Image........................................................... 11 Adjusting the Image Size ...........................................................................................11

Adjusting the Image Angle ........................................................................................11

Correcting Keystone Distortion ................................................................................12

Displaying a Test Pattern...........................................................................................13

Adjusting the Image Quality........................................................... 14 Focusing the Screen Image ........................................................................................14

Selecting the picture mode.........................................................................................14

Selecting the Image Aspect Ratio..............................................................................15 Normal mode...................................................................................................................................15 Squeeze mode..................................................................................................................................16 Zoom mode .....................................................................................................................................16 Zoom -Subtitle- mode .....................................................................................................................16 Through mode .................................................................................................................................17 Squeeze Through mode...................................................................................................................17

Automatic Adjustment of Computer Images...........................................................17

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Turning On the Projector

This section describes the procedure from turning on the power to projecting images.

Procedure

1 Check that the power is turned off for the projector and all components connected to the projector.

2 Connect the computer or other video source to the projector. Refer to the Setup Guide.

3 Remove the lens cap.

4 Connect the accessory power cord to the projector. Check that the power cord connector is facing the same way as the power inlet on the projector, and then insert the power cord connector securely into the projector.

5 Connect the other end of the power cord to a grounded electrical outlet.

6 Turn on the main power switch at the rear of the projector. Wait until the indicator lights orange and the projector goes to the standby condition.

Connecting the Power Cord

Be sure to read the Safety Instructions in this manual for details on safe handling when using the projector.

Lights orange

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Connecting the Power Cord

Turning On the Power and Projecting Images

Procedure

1 Turn on the power for all equipment connected to the projector. For a video source, press the [Play] button at the video source to start playback if necessary. Check that the indicator on the projector has stopped flashing and lights orange.

2 Press the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel to turn on the power. The indicator flashes green, and after a short period projection starts. Check that the indicator has stopped flashing and lights green. (This takes approximately 15 seconds.)

3 If more than one signal source has been connected, use the remote control or control panel buttons to select the port which the signal source that you would like to use is connected to, while referring to the following table.

*The display disappears approximately 1 second after the signal is output.

Turning On the Power and Projecting Images

The buttons on the remote control and the projector's control panel cannot be operated while the indicator is flashing green. Wait until it lights steadily. The message "No Signal" may appear depending on the projector's menu settings. (p.31)

Port Button to press Display at top-right of

screen *Projector Remote control

INPUT A

[INPUT]

[A] INPUT A (component) or INPUT A (RGB)

INPUT B [B] INPUT B (component) or INPUT B (RGB)

S VIDEO [S VIDEO] S Video VIDEO [VIDEO] Video D4 VIDEO [D4] D4 Video

DVI [DVI] DVI

Lights green

Remote controlProjector

Turning On the Projector

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If only one signal source has been connected, the signals from that source will be projected without needing to press one of the above buttons.

If video signals are being input to several input ports simultaneously, interference between the various signals may occur, and this may cause interference in the projected images. If this happens, turn off the power supply or disconnect the video equipment which is not currently being used.

If the "No Signal" message does not disappear, check the connections again. No images will be projected during the time that it takes for signals to be input from the video source.

If a laptop computer or a computer with an LCD screen has been connected to the projector, the images may not be projected straight away. After making the connections, check that the computer has been set up to output signals. The following table shows examples of how to toggle output settings. For details, refer to the section of the documentation provided with your computer under a heading such as "External output", "Connecting an external monitor" or similar.

NEC Panasonic Toshiba IBM Sony Fujitsu Macintosh

[Fn]+[F3] [Fn]+[F3] [Fn]+[F5] [Fn]+[F7] [Fn]+[F7] [Fn]+[F10] After startup, change the

Control Panel adjustments so that Mirroring is active.

Turning Off the Projector

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Follow the procedure below to turn off the power of the projector.

Procedure

1 Turn off the power for the signal sources that are connected to the projector. Check that the power for all connected components has been tuned off.

2 Press the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel. The confirmation message shown at left will appear. If you do not want to turn off the power, press any button except the [STANDBY/ON] button. If you do not carry out any operation, the message will disappear after seven seconds. (The power will not turn off at this time.)

3 Press the [STANDBY/ON] button on the projector's control panel or remote control once more. The lamp will switch off. The indicator will flash red and cool-down will start. After about 90 seconds, the indicator will change to flashing orange.

4 Check that the indicator has changed to light orange. When the indicator lights orange, cool-down is complete. The cool-down period lasts for approximately 5 minutes. (This varies depending on factors such as the ambient air temperature.) The cool-down period is a 5 minutes long in order to allow the heat inside the projector to dissipate sufficiently.

The buttons on the control panel and remote control cannot be operated while the indicator is flashing red. Wait until the indicator flashes orange (takes approximately 90 seconds).

Please Press Key Again To Power Off

Projector Remote control

Lights orange

Turning Off the Projector

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5 If not using the projector for long periods of time, turn off the main power switch at the rear of the projector.

6 Retract the front adjustable foot if it is extended. Turn the front adjustable foot to retract it.

7 Attach the lens cap. Attach the lens cap to the lens when not using the projector, in order to stop the lens from getting dusty or dirty.

Do not turn off the main power switch at the rear of the projector while the cool-down is in progress. If the main power switch is turned off before cool-down is complete, wait for the lamp to cool down (normally about one hour is required) before turning the power back on again. If the power is turned off and on before the lamp has cooled down, it may result in lamp operating errors. Refer to "Lamp operating error" on page 36.

Adjusting the Image Size Correcting Keystone Distortion

Adjusting the Screen Image Adjusting the Image Angle Displaying a Test

Pattern

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You can adjust the screen image in order to obtain the best possible picture.

The size of the projected image is basically determined by the distance from the projector to the screen. (Refer to the Setup Guide.) The following procedures explain how to adjust the screen image once the projector itself has been set up.

Procedure Turn the zoom ring on the projector to adjust the image. The image can be enlarged in this way to 1.35 times the normal size. If you would like to enlarge the image further, move the projector further away from the screen. (Refer to the Setup Guide.)

The projector should be as perpendicular to the screen as possible. If the projector cannot be set up so that it is exactly perpendicular to the screen, it can be set up so that it is tilting slightly horizontally or vertically. To tilt the projector upward, adjust the front adjustable foot to tilt the projector at an angle of up to a maximum 12.9.

Procedure Turn the front adjustable foot underneath the projector to adjust the projector angle. Turn the front adjustable foot until the desired projection angle is obtained.

Adjusting the Image Size

Adjusting the Image Angle

When the foot is adjusted, it may cause the projected images to become distorted. Use the keystone correction function to adjust this distortion. (p.12)

If the projector is tilted horizontally, turn the rear adjustable feet at left and right to adjust the horizontal angle.

To reduce

To enlarge

Zoom ring

Seen from the side Seen from above

Extend Retract

Rear adjustable foot

Extend Retract RetractExtend

Rear adjustable foot

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If the projector is set up so that it is at an angle to the screen, a type of distortion known as "keystone distortion" may occur. Keystone correction can be carried out if the angle of the projector is within a range of approximately 15 vertically from the perpendicular.

Procedure

Correcting Keystone Distortion

When keystone correction is carried out, the projected image will become smaller. The keystone correction settings are memorized, so that if you change the position or angle of

the projector, you may need to readjust the keystone correction settings. If the images become uneven in appearance after keystone correction is carried out, decrease

the Sharpness setting. (p.27, 29) Keystone correction can also be carried out using the projector menu. (p.31) If the value displayed in the gauge on the screen stops changing when horizontal or vertical

keystone correction is being carried out, it indicates that the limit for horizontal or vertical keystone correction has been exceeded. Check that the projector has not been set up at an angle which exceeds the proper limit.

Approx. 15 above Approx. 15 below

15 15

While holding down the [SHIFT] button on the projector's control panel, press the or button.

Projector Projector

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Adjusting the Image Size Correcting Keystone Distortion

Adjusting the Image Angle Displaying a Test Pattern

When setting up the projector, you can project a test pattern onto the screen and use this test pattern to adjust the projected images before a video source has been connected. The following two types of test pattern are available.

Crosshatch

Grayscale pattern

The test pattern changes as shown below each time the [PATTERN] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel is pressed.

Crosshatch Grayscale pattern No pattern

Displaying a Test Pattern

The full menu cannot be displayed while a test pattern is being projected. If you need to change a setting, press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control to display the line menu, and then change the setting. To correct keystone distortion while a test pattern is being displayed, press and hold the [SHIFT] button and then use the and buttons on the projector's control panel to make the adjustment. This setting cannot be made using the remote control.

This can be used to adjust the focus and correct keystone distortion.

This can be used to adjust dark and light shades to the desired shade. Use the "Color Temp. ", "Flesh Tone" and "Color Balance" commands in the "Image" menu to adjust the settings.

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Adjusting the Image Quality

The quality of the screen images can be adjusted as follows.

Procedure Turn the focus ring to adjust the image focus.

The following five color modes have been preset for use with images with varying characteristics. You can use these color modes to obtain the optimum image quality easily, just by selecting whichever color mode best suits the images. The brightness of the projected images will vary depending on the mode.

Procedure The picture mode changes as shown below each time the [PICTURE MODE] button on the projector's control panel or the [PICTURE] button on the remote control is pressed.

A B C PC sRGB

The current setting appears on the screen each time the color mode changes.

Focusing the Screen Image

If the surface of the lens is dirty or misted over as a result of condensation, it may not be possible to adjust the focus correctly. If this happens, clean or de-mist the lens. (p.46)

If the projector is positioned outside the normal projecting range of 0.9 - 13 m (2.9 - 42.6 ft.), it may not be possible to obtain the correct focus. If you have trouble obtaining the correct focus, check the projection distance.

Selecting the picture mode

Mode name Gamma Color Temp Priority element

Use

A Original 1 6700 K (adjustable)

Color Ideal for enjoying presentations in a natural atmosphere.

B Original 2 6700 K (adjustable)

Color Ideal for enjoying presentations such as movies which have large numbers of dark scenes.

C Original 3 6700 K (adjustable)

Color Ideal for projecting images with greater modulation and intensity.

PC 2.2 (Basic)

7500 K (adjustable)

Brightness Ideal for use in making images as bright as possible when projecting computer images.

sRGB 2.2 (Basic)

6500 K (fixed) Color Images conform to the sRGB standard. If the connected video source has an sRGB mode, set both the projector and the video source to sRGB.

The color mode setting can also be changed using the "Picture Mode" item of the projector's "Image" menu. (p.27, 28)

Focus ring

Projector Remote control

Picture B

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Focusing the Screen Image

Selecting the Image Aspect Ratio

Selecting the Picture Mode

Automatic Adjustment of Computer Images

The aspect ratio for projected images can be selected from the following five types of setting. However, the aspect ratio settings that can be selected will vary depending on the input signal.

Procedure For Video (SDTV) signals, the aspect mode changes in the following order each time the [ASPECT] button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control is pressed.

Normal Squeeze Zoom Zoom -Subtitle- Through Squeeze Through

The current setting appears on the screen each time the aspect ratio changes.

Details of each aspect ratio are as follows.

Selecting the Image Aspect Ratio

Input signal Normal Squeeze Zoom Zoom

-Subtitle- Through Squeeze Through

Video (SDTV ) O O O O O O

Video (HDTV ) O - - -

O (720p only)

-

Computer (SVGA or lower) O - O - O -

Computer (XGA or higher) O - O - - -

Do not use the aspect mode function to elongate or compress image that are being projected for commercial purposes or in public places such as hotel lobbies or stores, as doing so may infringe the rights of the original copyright owner for the images under copyright protection laws.

Normal mode

Projector Remote control

Normal

The aspect ratio of the images being input is maintained, and the images are projected into a 16:9 screen area. When 4:3 images are being projected, black bands will appear at the left and right of the image as shown in the illustration at left.

4:3 image

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Squeeze mode

Zoom mode

Zoom -Subtitle- mode

Use this setting if the connected video source has a 16:9 output mode (Squeeze mode). If images in squeeze mode are viewed on a 4:3 TV screen, the images are compressed horizontally and elongated vertically. If Squeeze mode is selected on the projector, the images are projected correctly in their native wide-screen (16:9) format.

When images in squeeze mode are displayed on a 4:3 TV screen Viewed using the projector

Images output in 4:3 format When the projector's squeeze

mode is applied

When images output in 4:3 format are projected using the projector's squeeze mode, the images will be extended horizontally and the image will appear elongated.

4:3 image cut at top and bottom Resized to 16:9

Images output in 4:3 format are truncate at top and bottom by a set amount and then projected in a 16:9 format.

Images output in 4:3 format Viewed using the projector

When 4:3 images with subtitles included are projected using the projector's Zoom Subtitle mode, the images are enlarged in the vertical and horizontal directions to resize them to 16:9 size. Because the images are enlarged vertically, the subtitles may sometimes be displayed outside the actual projection area. If this happens, you can adjust the display position by choosing the "Signal" - "Zoom Subtitle" - "V Size", "V Position" menu command (p.31)

V Size This adjusts the vertical enlargement ratio without changing the size in the horizontal direction.

V Position This moves the display position up.

Subtitle display position

Subtitle display position

Subtitle display position

Subtitle display position When adjusted using "Zoom Subtitle"

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Selecting the Picture Mode

Automatic Adjustment of Computer Images

This adjusts computer images (INPUT A [RGB] and INPUT B [RGB] only) to the optimum condition. Automatic adjustment involves adjustment of tracking , display position and synchronization (Sync) for RGB signals.

Procedure While an image is being projected from the computer, press the [AUTO] button on the remote control. The screen will appear black while the adjustment is being made.

Through mode

Squeeze Through mode

Automatic Adjustment of Computer Images

Automatic adjustment may not work properly with some types of signals which are output by computers. In such cases, you may need to adjust the tracking and synchronization manually using the projector menu. (p.28)

If the input signal resolution is 1280 x 720 dots or less, the images are projected onto the screen with the input signal resolution unchanged. Because of this, the size of the displayed images will change depending on the input resolution. The picture quality will be the clearest for portions of the image that have not been resized horizontally or vertically.

If the input signal resolution is 1280 x 720 dots or less, the input signal resolution is elongated horizontally and the images are projected at an aspect ratio of 16:9. Because of this, the size of the displayed images will change depending on the input resolution. The portions that are not vertically resized will appear with higher image quality.

Remote control

Advanced Operations

This chapter describes functions for enhancing the projection of images, and how to use the menus.

Functions for Enhancing Projection ............................................. 20 Using the Menus .........................................................................................................20

Displaying and Operating Full Menus ............................................................................................20 Displaying and Operating Line Menus ...........................................................................................22

Description of Functions ............................................................................................23 Black Level Adjustment..................................................................................................................23 White Level Adjustment .................................................................................................................23 Color temperature, flesh tone and color balance adjustment ..........................................................24

Saving and Retrieving Image Quality Settings (Memory Save)............................................................................................................24 Saving Settings................................................................................................................................24 Retrieving Saved Image Quality Settings .......................................................................................25

Using the Menu Functions ............................................................. 26 Image Menu ................................................................................................................26

Video ...............................................................................................................................................26 Computer.........................................................................................................................................28

Signal Menu ................................................................................................................30

Setup Menu .................................................................................................................31

Info Menu....................................................................................................................33 Video ...............................................................................................................................................33 Computer.........................................................................................................................................33

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Functions for Enhancing Projection

This section describes the various useful functions that can be used to enhance projection.

The functions described here are used to set the adjustment values using the projector menus. There are two types of projector menus used: Full menus : These menus can be used to set all items in the menus. Line menus : These menus can be used to change the Image settings while viewing the images

being projected. The Image menu is the most commonly used of the menus. (p.22)

Menus can be operated using the projector's control panel and also by using the remote control.

Procedure

1 Press the [MENU] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel. The menu appears. Full menus consist of a main menu and sub- menus. The sub-menu that corresponds to the currently-selected item in the main menu (displayed in white) appears.

2 Select the items to be changed in the main menu. If using the projector's control panel, press the or button. If using the remote control, tilt the button to the left or right.

Function Summary Reference page

Black level adjustment Adjusts the brightness of dark shades. p.23

White level adjustment Adjusts the brightness of light shades. p.23

Color Temp., Flesh Tone and Color Balance Adjusts the hues of light shades to the desired level. p.24

Using the Menus

Displaying and Operating Full Menus

Projector Remote control

Sub-menu

Mainmenu

-,+ :Select :Enter

Image SetupSignal Info

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0 0

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

Sharpness

Saturation Hue

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

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3 Select a setting item in the sub-menu. If using the projector's control panel, press the

and buttons. If using the remote control, tilt the button up and down.

The items appearing in the Image menu and Info menu will vary depending on the input signal that is being projected.

4 Confirm the selection. If using the projector's control panel, press the

and buttons. If using the remote control, tilt the button to the left and right.

5 Set other items in the same way. Repeat steps 2 to 4. To return to a previous menu level while a sub-menu is selected, press the [ESCAPE] button on the projector's control panel or the remote control.

6 Exit the menu display. Press the [MENU] button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control. The main menu can be exited by pressing the [ESCAPE] button on the projector's control panel or the remote control.

If a setting is executed or a sub-menu item continues to another level, " " appears after the item name. In such cases, press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control to select a setting value in the displayed menu.

Refer to using the menu functions for details of each setting item. (p.26)

:Select -,+ :Adjust:Return

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

Hue

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

0Sharpness

ESC

Image SetupSignal Info

0Saturation

:Select -,+ :Adjust:Return

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

Hue

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

0Sharpness

ESC

Image SetupSignal Info

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Procedure

1 Press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control while the full menu is being displayed. The line menu appears.

2 Select an item to be set. If using the projector's control panel, press the

and buttons. If using the remote control, press the button up and down.

The line menu item changes when a button is pressed.

3 Select the setting value. If using the projector's control panel, press the

and buttons. If using the remote control, press the button to the left and right.

4 Set other items in the same way. Repeat steps 2 and 3. To return to a previous menu level after pressing the button on the projector's control panel or the remote control so that a sub-menu is selected, press the [ESCAPE] button on the projector's control panel or the remote control.

Displaying and Operating Line Menus

If a setting is executed or a sub-menu item continues to another level, " " appears after the item name. In such cases, press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control to select a setting value in the displayed menu.

Refer to using the menu functions for details of each setting item. (p.26)

0Black Level

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Description of Functions

5 Exit the menu display. Press the [MENU] or [ESCAPE] button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control.

This section describes commonly-used functions. This adjusts the "Black Level" and "White Level" settings in accordance with the signals being input, so that the images do not become distorted. To adjust the colours, use the "Color Temp.", "Flesh Tone" and "Color Balance" commands.

This adjusts the brightness of dark shades. It lets you adjust dark shades without affecting the brightness of light shades. Use the "Black Level" item in the "Image" menu to change the setting. (p.26, 28)

If adjusted to the + side, the luminosity of dark scenes increases and different tones become clearer, but contrast is reduced.

If adjusted to the - side, the brightness of dark shades is reduced and images with greater contrast are obtained, but differences in dark areas become less distinct.

This adjusts the brightness of light shades. It lets you adjust light shades without affecting the brightness of dark shades. Use the "White Level" item in the "Image" menu to change the setting. (p.26, 28)

If adjusted to the + side, the luminosity of light scenes increases and contrast become clearer, but differences in light tones are reduced.

If adjusted to the - side, differences in light areas become more distinct, but contrast is reduced.

If you do not press a button for 5 seconds while a line menu is displayed, the line menu disappears automatically.

Description of Functions

Black Level Adjustment

White Level Adjustment

Projector Remote control

Brightness

When adjusted to the + side

When adjusted to the - side

Input signal

Brightness

When adjusted to the + side

When adjusted to the - side

Input signal

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This adjusts the hues of light shades to the desired hues. Three modes are available, for adjusting Color Temperature , flesh tones and each individual RGB color. These adjustments are cumulative, so first carry out the basic "Color Temp." and "Flesh Tone" adjustments while referring to the graph below, and then make fine adjustments using the "Color Balance" command. Use the "Color Temp.", "Flesh Tone" and "Color Balance" commands in the "Image" menu to adjust. (p.27, 29)

Color temperature and flesh tone adjustment modes

The "Color Temp." setting allows lighter colors to be adjusted so that they range from having a red tinge to having a blue tinge. When the color temperature is lower, the red content is greater and color tones appear softer. When the color temperature is higher, the blue content is greater and color tones appear fresher.

The "Flesh Tone" setting adjusts the green component of image signals. If adjusted to the - side, the green component is reduced and colors appear purplish. If adjusted to the + side, the green component is increased. Adjust until the desired flesh tones are obtained.

Up to a maximum of six adjustment values in the "Image" and "Signal" menus can be memorize per input source, and settings for six different sources can be recorded, for a total of 36 possible settings. You can save the adjustment values for particular video scenes, and then use the memory button on the remote control to retrieve these settings at a single touch. (p.27, 29)

The following adjustment values can be stored in memory. Image menu:

Black Level, White Level, Saturation, Hue, Picture Mode, Color Temp., Flesh Tone, Color Balance, Sharpness Signal menu:

Progressive, Noise Reduction, Setup Level Aspect ratio setting

This is the aspect ratio that is selected using the [ASPECT] button on the projector's control panel or the remote control.

Procedure

1 Press the [MENU] button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control. The menu will be displayed, with the adjustment values appearing as are currently set.

Color temperature, flesh tone and color balance adjustment

Saving and Retrieving Image Quality Settings (Memory Save)

Saving Settings

Change in colour temperature + flesh tone correction

Dark object locus

- flesh tone correction

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Description of Functions

2 Select "Memory Save" from the sub- menu of the "Image" menu. If using the projector's control panel, press the

and buttons. If using the remote control, tilt the button up and down.

3 Select the memory number (1 - 6) to use for saving the settings. If using the projector's control panel, press the

and buttons. If using the remote control, tilt the button to the left and right.

4 Confirm the memory setting. Press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control. The number icon for the button number being memorised will change from to .

Procedure Press one of the remote control memory buttons [1] to [6] corresponding to the image quality settings to be retrieved. The selected memory number will appear in the top-right of the screen, and the setting values will be applied to the images that are being projected.

Retrieving Saved Image Quality Settings

If you press one of the remote control memory buttons [1] to [6] that has no stored memory settings, the images being projected will not change.

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Image SetupSignal Info

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

Sharpness

Saturation Hue

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

Hue

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

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ESC

Image SetupSignal Info

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

Hue

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

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Image SetupSignal Info

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Using the Menu Functions

The menus are used to make various adjustments and settings. There are two types of projector's menus used: full menus and line menus. The following pages explain how to change the settings for the various menu commands, using full menus as illustrations. Full menus consist of a main menu and sub-menus in a hierarchical structure. Refer to "Using the menus" (p.20) for details on carrying out the various menu operations.

If no signals are being input, settings other than Color Temp., Flesh Tone and Color Balance in the Image menu cannot be adjusted.

The items appearing in the Image menu will vary depending on the input signal that is being projected. Items in menus other than the menu for the signal currently being input cannot be adjusted.

Image Menu

Video (INPUT A (Component), INPUT B (Component), D4 VIDEO, S VIDEO, VIDEO)

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Image Black Level This lets you adjust dark shades without affecting the white level setting. (p.23)

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White Level This lets you adjust light shades without affecting the black level setting. (p.23) Depending on the combination of the model of VCR and the type of video tape you are using, the VCR output signal level may be too high and the white level may become clipped. When playing back SECAM signals, clipped images will change and appear purplish. If this happens, reduce the white level slightly to cancel the clipping in order to remove the purplish tinge.

0

Saturation Adjusts the color intensity for the images. 0

Hue (Adjustment is only possible for NTSC, 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i signals.) Adjust the image tint.

0

Main menu

Sub-menu

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

0Sharpness

Saturation Hue

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

Image SetupSignal Info

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Image SetupSignal Info

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

Sharpness

Saturation Hue

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Image menu Setup menu

Signal menu Info menu

Image Picture Mode Corrects the vividness of the image color. You can select from five different quality settings depending on the surroundings. A :Ideal for enjoying presentations in a natural atmosphere. B :Ideal for enjoying presentations such as movies which have large

numbers of dark scenes. C :Ideal for projecting images with greater modulation and intensity. PC :Ideal for use in making images as bright as possible when

projecting computer images. sRGB :Images conform to the sRGB standard.

B

Color Temp.

Allows lighter colors to be adjusted so that they range from having a red tinge to having a blue tinge. (p.24) When the color temperature is lower, the red content is greater and color tones appear softer. When the color temperature is higher, the blue content is greater and color tones appear fresher.

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Flesh Tone The "Flesh Tone" setting adjusts the green component of image signals. (p.24) If adjusted to the - side, the colors appear purplish. If adjusted to the + side, the green component is increased. Adjust until the desired flesh tones are obtained.

0

Color Balance

The Offset , Gain and Gamma can be adjusted separately for each RGB component. (p.24) Offset adjusts coloration for darker shades, Gamma adjusts intermediate shades, and Gain adjusts brighter shades. The working of each adjustment is shown below.

Each RGB component can be adjusted to give the desired level of coloration to dark, intermediate and light ranges.

Offset R : 0 G : 0 B : 0

Gain R : 0 G : 0 B : 0

Gamma R : 0 G : 0 B : 0

Sharpness Adjusts the image sharpness. 0

Memory Save

This lets you save image adjustment settings and to retrieve them by pressing the corresponding remote control memory buttons. The images being projected will be adjusted according to the settings that are retrieved. (p.24) The current settings are saved to a particular recording area number when

that number is selected. The setting values that are saved to memory can be cleared by selecting

"Reset All".

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Reset Image Resets all adjustment values for the Image menu functions to their default settings. However, all settings that are stored in memory are retained. Press the on either the projector's control panel or the remote control

to display the confirmation screen, and select Yes. Select Reset All to return all menu settings to their default settings.

(p.32)

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Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Offset adjustment Gamma adjustmentGain adjustment

When adjusted to the + side

When adjusted to the - side

Input signalInput signal Input signal

BrightnessBrightness

When adjusted to the - side

When adjusted to the - side

Brightness When adjusted to the + side

When adjusted to the + side

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Computer (DVI, INPUT A (RGB), INPUT B (RGB))

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Image Black Level This lets you adjust dark shades without affecting the white level setting. (p.23)

0

White Level This lets you adjust light shades without affecting the black level setting. (p.23)

0

Tracking (INPUT A (RGB) and INPUT B (RGB) only) Adjusts computer images when vertical stripes appear in the images.

0

Sync. (INPUT A (RGB) and INPUT B (RGB) only) Adjusts computer images when flickering, fuzziness or interference appear in the images.

0

Picture Mode Corrects the vividness of the image color. You can select from five different quality settings depending on the surroundings. A :Ideal for enjoying presentations in a natural atmosphere. B :Ideal for enjoying presentations such as movies which have large

numbers of dark scenes. C :Ideal for projecting images with greater modulation and intensity. PC :Ideal for use in making images as bright as possible when

projecting computer images. sRGB :Images conform to the sRGB standard.

B

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Color Balance

Black Level White Level

0Sharpness

Tracking Sync.

Color Temp. Flesh Tone

Picture Mode

Reset Image

Image SetupSignal Info

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Signal menu Info menu

Image Color Temp.

Allows lighter colors to be adjusted so that they range from having a red tinge to having a blue tinge. (p.24) When the color temperature is lower, the red content is greater and color tones appear softer. When the color temperature is higher, the blue content is greater and color tones appear fresher.

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Flesh Tone The "Flesh Tone" setting adjusts the green component of image signals. (p.24) If adjusted to the - side, the colors appear purplish. If adjusted to the + side, the green component is increased. Adjust until the desired flesh tones are obtained.

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Color Balance

The Offset , Gain and Gamma can be adjusted separately for each RGB component. (p.24) Offset adjusts coloration for darker shades, Gamma adjusts intermediate shades, and Gain adjusts brighter shades. The working of each adjustment is shown below.

Each RGB component can be adjusted to give the desired level of coloration to dark, intermediate and light ranges.

Offset R : 0 G : 0 B : 0

Gain R : 0 G : 0 B : 0

Gamma R : 0 G : 0 B : 0

Sharpness Adjusts the image sharpness. 0

Memory Save

This lets you save image adjustment settings and to retrieve them by pressing the corresponding remote control memory buttons. The images being projected will be adjusted according to the settings that are retrieved. (p.24) The current settings are saved to a particular recording area number when

that number is selected. The setting values that are saved to memory can be cleared by selecting

"Reset All".

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Reset Image Resets all adjustment values for the Image menu functions to their default settings. However, all settings that are stored in memory are retained. Press the on either the projector's control panel or the remote control

to display the confirmation screen, and select Yes. Select Reset All to return all menu settings to their default settings.

(p.32)

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Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Offset adjustment Gamma adjustmentGain adjustment

When adjusted to the + side

When adjusted to the - side

Input signalInput signal Input signal

BrightnessBrightness

When adjusted to the - side

When adjusted to the - side

Brightness When adjusted to the + side

When adjusted to the + side

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Signal Menu

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Signal Progressive (Adjustment is only possible when composite, S-Video, 480i and 576i signals are being input.) Depending on the combination of the model of VCR and the type of video tape you are using, the colour in the images being projected may flicker and the colours may not be projected correctly. If this happens, change the Progressive setting in the Signal menu to OFF. Changes signals from Faroudja's interlaced mode to progressive (IP) conversion mode. Off :Progressive (IP) conversion is carried out for the screens in

each field. It is designed for use when viewing images with large amounts of movement. The DCDi function does not operate.

Video :Turns off the Film judgment function . The DCDi function operates.

Film/Auto :This setting should normally be used. The projector automatically determines whether the signal source is a film source or not. If the source is a film source, the 3-2 pull-down function operates so that film images which match the original are reproduced. The DCDi function operates.

Film/Auto

Noise Reduction

(Adjustment is only possible when composite, S-Video, 480i and 576i signals are being input.) Reduces image interference and makes the image quality softer. Two modes are available. Use the setting that best suits the images being viewed. It is recommended that you set this function to Off when viewing images sources such as DVDs which are relatively free from interference.

Off

Position (Adjustment is not possible when DVI signals are being input.) Moves the image display position vertically and horizontally. Press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote

control to display the display position sub-menu, and then use the , , and buttons to make the adjustment using the display position

adjustment screen that appears.

Depends on connection

Video Signal (Adjustment is only possible when composite or S-Video signals are being input.) Depending on the combination of the model of VCR and the type of video tape you are using, the Auto function may not recognise the signal correctly, and this may result in the images being truncated or colours not being displayed correctly. If this happens, change the setting from Auto to the signal format for the signals being played back. Sets the video signal format. Press the on either the projector's control panel or the remote control,

and select the setting using the menu that appears. When set to Auto, the video signal format is set automatically, but if

projecting signals in PAL-N format, the setting needs to be made manually.

Auto

INPUT A Signal

Selects the type of signal being input to the INPUT A port. Component

INPUT B Signal

Selects the type of signal being input to the INPUT B port. RGB

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Progressive Off Video Film/Auto Off

Auto Component

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Noise Reduction Position Video Signal INPUT A Signal

Setup Level Zoom Subtittle

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Image menu Setup menu

Signal menu Info menu

Signal Setup Level (Adjustment is only possible when NTSC, 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i signals are being input.) This setting does not normally need to be changed when connecting the projector to video equipment that is designed for use within Japan. If connecting the projector to video equipment outside Japan that has different black level settings, or if connecting to equipment in Japan that lets you vary the black level setting, you may need to use this command to adjust the projected images so that they display correctly. Check the specifications of the video equipment being connected before changing this setting.

0%

Zoom Subtitle

Sets the display position and vertical enlargement ratio for "Zoom -Subtitle-" images according to the selected aspect ratio. V size :This adjusts the vertical enlargement ratio without changing

the size in the horizontal direction. V position :This moves the display position up.

V Size : 2 V Position : 10

Setup Menu

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Setup Installation Selects the projection method in accordance with the projector and screen setting-up method. :Projection from the front of the screen :Projection from the front of the screen with the

projector installed to the ceiling (upside down) :Projection from the rear of the screen :Projection from the rear of the screen with the projector

installed to the ceiling (upside down)

Keystone Corrects keystone distortion in images. (p.12) When keystone correction is carried out, the projected image will become

smaller. The keystone correction settings are memorized, so that if you change the

position or angle of the projector, you may need to readjust the keystone correction setting.

If the images become uneven in appearance after keystone correction is carried out, decrease the Sharpness setting.

0

No Signal Sets the screen status when no video signal is being input. Off :Screen is completely black. Black :Screen is completely black and a no signal message appears. Blue :Screen is completely blue and a no signal message appears.

Blue

Startup Screen

This sets whether a starting-up screen (YAMAHA logo) is used or not. On

Hide Screen Sets the screen status when the [HIDE] button on the remote control is pressed. The screen status can be selected from either Blue or Black.

Black

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

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Keystone Off Black Off On

Blue

Black

English

Blue Off 30min. 60min.

No Signal Startup Screen Hide Screen Auto Power Off Trigger Out Language Reset All

0 Installation

External Auto

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Setup Auto Power Off

This sets whether the projector's power turns off automatically or not when the signal from the input source that was selected using the [INPUT] button stops being input. Setting value range : Off, 30 min., 60 min. If a time is set, and if the connected source is equipped with a timer Off

function, the projector's power will be turned off once the set time has elapsed after the input signal has switched off. This can be used to ensure the projector turns off even if the viewer falls asleep while viewing.

When Auto Power Off has been activated so that the projector is in standby mode, the power will not turn back on again even if an image signal is input once more. Press the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the projector's control panel or the remote control to turn the power back on.

Off

Trigger Out This is an output signal for controlling external equipment. While projection is in progress, a voltage of +12 V is output. When Auto is selected, the trigger out signal turns ON and OFF in

accordance with the illumination of the projector's lamp. When External is selected, the trigger out signal turns ON and OFF in accordance with control signals received via the RS-232C port.

Auto

Language Sets the display language for messages and menus. Press the on either the projector's control panel or the remote control,

and select the language from the selection menu that appears.

English

Reset All Resets all items in all menus to their default settings. Press the on either the projector's control panel or the remote control

to display the confirmation screen, and select Yes. To reset the "Image" menu settings to their default values, select "Reset"

from the sub-menu. The "Lamp" and "Language" settings will not be reset.

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Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

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Image menu Set up menu

Signal menu Info menu

The Info menu displays the settings for the input source for the images being projected, and also shows the lamp status.

The "Lamp" shows times between 0 and 10 hours as 0H. Times greater than 10 hours appear in units of one hour.

Info Menu

Video (INPUT A (Component), INPUT B (Component), D4 VIDEO, S VIDEO, VIDEO)

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Info Lamp Displays the cumulative lamp operating time. When the lamp warning period is reached, the display characters appear in red. Press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote

control to display the Reset Lamp Timer menu. You should reset the lamp operating time when the lamp is replaced.

When this is done, the cumulative lamp operating time will be cleared and reset to the default value.

0H

Video Source Displays the image source which is currently being projected. Depends on connection

Input Signal Displays the video signal format. Auto

Computer (DVI, INPUT A (RGB), INPUT B (RGB))

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Info Lamp Displays the cumulative lamp operating time. When the lamp warning period is reached, the display characters appear in red. Press the button on either the projector's control panel or the remote

control to display the Reset Lamp Timer menu. You should reset the lamp operating time when the lamp is replaced.

When this is done, the cumulative lamp operating time will be cleared and reset to the default value.

0H

Video Source Displays the image source which is currently being projected. Depends on connection

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Lamp 0H Video Auto(NTSC)

Video Source Input Signal

Image InfoSetupSignal

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Sync Mode Resolution

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Info Input Signal Displays the input signal settings. -

Frequency Displays the horizontal and vertical scanning frequencies. -

Sync Polarity Displays the synchronization polarity. -

Sync Mode Displays the synchronization attributes. -

Resolution Displays the input resolution. -

Refresh Rate

Displays the refresh rate. -

Main menu Sub-menu Function Default setting

Troubleshooting

This chapter describes troubleshooting procedures for the projector.

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When the Indicators Provide No Help ........................................... 38

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When Having Some Trouble

If you are having a problem with the projector, first check the projector's indicators. The projector is provided with the following three indicators. These indicators alert you to problems with projector operation.

The following tables show what the indicators mean and how to remedy problems that they indicate.

: lit : flashing : off

Indicator status Projector status Problem and remedy Reference

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Internal problem Stop using the projector, disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet, and contact your dealer.

Fan problem/Sensor problem

Stop using the projector, disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet, and contact your dealer.

Lamp problem/ Lamp cover problem

Replace the lamp with a new one. When replacing the lamp, check that the lamp and the lamp cover are securely installed. If the lamp or lamp cover is not securely installed, the projector power will not turn on.

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Lamp operating error

This can happen when the main power switch at the rear of the projector was turned off before the cool-down period had finished the last time the projector was turned off, and it was then turned back on again before one hour had passed. When turning off the projector, wait 2 minutes. After about 2 minutes, the cooling fan will stop. When the cooling fan stops, turn off the main power switch and then turn it back on again. When the main power switch is turned back on, the projector will return to its previous state, so press the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel to turn it back on. If the lamp operating error happens again when the power is turned back on, remove the lamp and check if the lamp is broken. If it is not broken, reinstall it. If it is broken, replace it. Then turn on the main power switch at the rear of the projector and press the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel. If the indicators still show a problem, stop using the projector, turn off the main power switch, disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet, and contact your dealer.

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LAMP/COVER indicator

TEMP/FAN indicator

Red Red Red

Red Red

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High temperature inside projector (overheating)

The lamp will turn off automatically and projection will stop. Wait for about 5 minutes without operating the projector. After 5 minutes have elapsed, the projector's cooling fan will stop. When the cooling fan stops, turn off the main power switch and then turn it back on again. If the projector overheats, check the following two points. Is the setting-up location well ventilated?

Check that the air inlet and air outlet are clear, and that the projector is not positioned against a wall.

Is the air filter blocked with dust? If the air filter is dirty, it should be cleaned.

When the main power switch is turned back on, the projector will return to its previous state, so press the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel to turn it back on. If the projector continues to overheat even after the above points have been checked, or if the indicators show a problem when the power is turned back on, stop using the projector, turn off the main power switch, disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet, and contact your dealer.

Setup Guide p.46

High-speed cooling in progress

(This is not an abnormality, but if the temperature rises too high again, projection will stop automatically.) Set the projector up in a place which is well-ventilated, and so

that the air inlet and exhaust vents are clear. Clean the air filter. * The appearance of the indicator at this time will vary

depending on the status of the projector.

Setup Guide p.46

Lamp will soon need to be replaced.

(No abnormality) Have a new replacement lamp ready. The lamp service life can become shorter than normal as a result of the usage conditions, and so the lamp should be replaced as soon as possible. * The appearance of the indicator at this time will vary

depending on the status of the projector.

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Standby condition (No abnormality) Projection starts when the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel is pressed.

p.6

Warm-up in progress (No abnormality) Wait for a short while. The indicator will stop flashing and light with a green color.

p.7

Projecting in progress

(No abnormality) p.7

Cool-down in progress

(No abnormality) Wait for a short while.

The cool-down (lamp cooling operation) period lasts for about 5 minutes. The actual time will vary depending on factors such as the ambient air temperature.

The [STANDBY/ON] buttons on both the projector's control panel and the remote control will not operate while the indicator is flashing red. When the indicator changes to flashing orange (after approximately 90 seconds), the [STANDBY/ON] buttons on the projector's control panel and the remote control will then work.

If the main power switch at the rear of the projector is turned off before cool-down is complete, wait for the lamp to cool down (normally about one hour is required) before turning the power back on again.

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If the projector is not operating properly even though the indicators are all showing normal, refer to "When the Indicators Provide No Help" on the following page.

If an indicator is showing a status which does not appear in the previous tables, contact your dealer.

Indicator status Projector status Problem and remedy Reference

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Red Red

Orange

Orange

Orange

Green

Green

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When the Indicators Provide No Help

If any of the following problems occur and the indicators do not offer a solution, refer to the pages given for each problem.

No images appear p.38, p.39 Images appear dark p.42

Poor image quality p.40 Images appear green p.42

Only part of the image is displayed (Large/small) p.41 The remote control does not work p.42

The image colors are not right p.41 The power does not turn off p.43

Condition

No images appear (Nothing at all appears)

Probable cause Remedy

Is the lens cap still attached? Remove the lens cap. (p.6)

Is the power cord disconnected? Check the power cable connection at the power inlet of the projector and at the wall outlet. (p.6)

Is the main power switch turned off? Turn on the main power switch at the rear of the projector. (p.6)

Was the power turned off and then straight back on again? The [STANDBY/ON] buttons on both the projector's control panel and the remote control will not operate while the indicator is flashing red (during cool- down ).

When the indicator changes to flashing orange, the [STANDBY/ON] buttons on the projector's control panel and the remote control will then operate. (p.9)

Have you pressed the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel?

Press the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel. (p.7)

Is automatic power off activated? If an automatic power off time has been set, the lamp turns off automatically if no video signal is input and no operations are carried out for the length of time set. The indicator flashes orange at this time.

Turn the projector's power off and then back on again. To cancel the automatic power off setting, set Auto Power Off in the Setting menu to Off. Setup - Auto Power Off (p.32)

Is the hide screen activated? Press the [HIDE] button on the remote control to cancel the Hide function. Setup - Hide Screen (p.31)

Is the projected image completely black? Some input images, such as screen savers, may be completely black.

Cancel the screen saver, or re-check the images being input.

Is a image signal being input? If No Signal in the Setup menu is set to Off, no message will be displayed.

Change the "No Signal" setting to "Black" or "Blue" for messages to be displayed. Setup - No Signal (p.31) If a message is displayed, refer to the item indicated.

Try resetting all of the current settings. Reset All (p.32)

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Condition

No images appear (Messages do appear) Not Supported message appears on the screen. No Signalmessage appear on the screen.

Probable cause Remedy

Does the input signal setting match the connected source?

Use the Video Signal, INPUT A Signal or INPUT B Signal commands in the Signal menu to set the signal format that matches the signal from the connected equipment. Signal - Video Signal, INPUT A Signal, INPUT B Signal (p.30)

Has the correct image input port been selected?

Press the [INPUT] button on the projector's control panel (or the [DVI], [A], [B], [VIDEO] or [S VIDEO] button on the remote control) to change the image source. (p.7)

Is the power for the computer or video source turned on?

Turn on the power. (p.7)

Check the mode which corresponds to the frequency of the image signals being output from the computer.

Refer to the documentation provided with your computer for details on changing the resolution and frequency of the image signals being output from the computer. (p.52)

If a laptop computer or a computer with a LCD screen has been connected to the projector, it is necessary to output the image signals to the projector rather than to the screen.

Normally image signals are output to only the computer's LCD screen, so you need to change the output to an external destination. For some computer models, when the image signals are output externally, they no longer appear on the LCD screen. For details, refer to the section of the documentation provided with your computer under a heading such as "External output", "Connecting an external monitor" or similar. (p.7)

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Condition

Poor image quality The image is fuzzy Part of the image is out of focus The whole image is out of focus The image is distorted The image contains interference

Probable cause Remedy

Has the focus been adjusted correctly? Adjust the focus. (p.14)

Has the front adjustable foot been adjusted so that the projection angle is too big? If the projection angle is too big, the image will be out of focus vertically.

Adjust the projection angle. (p.11)

Is the projector at the correct distance? The recommended distance from the projector to the screen is within 0.9 - 13 m (2.9 - 42.6 ft). Set up the projector so that the projection distance is within this range. (Setup Guide)

Is the projector beam perpendicular to the screen?

Adjust the projection angle so that the projector beam is perpendicular to the screen. (p.11)

Is the lens dirty? Clean the lens. (p.46)

Has condensation formed on the lens? If the projector is suddenly taken from a cold environment to a warm environment, condensation may form on the lens, and this may cause the images to appear fuzzy.

Turn off the power and wait for the condensation to disappear.

Does the input signal setting match the connected source?

Use the Video Signal, INPUT A Signal or INPUT B Signal commands in the Signal menu to select the signal format that matches the connected source. Signal - Video Signal, INPUT A Signal, INPUT B Signal (p.30)

Are the cables connected correctly? Check that all cables that are required for projection are connected correctly. (Setup Guide)

Is an extension cable being used? If an extension cable is used, electrical interference may increase.

Use the accessory cables provided, or connect a signal amplifier and see if this helps.

Have the synchronization , tracking and display position been adjusted correctly? (When connected to a computer)

Press the [AUTO] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel to adjust these settings. You can also use the menus to make the adjustment. (p.17, Image - Tracking , Sync. p.28)

Has the correct resolution been selected? (When connected to a computer)

Set the computer so that the signals that are output are compatible with this projector. Refer to the documentation provided with your computer for details on changing the settings. (p.52)

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Condition

Image is too large (Only part of the image is displayed) Image is too small

Probable cause Remedy

The display mode (aspect ratio ) setting may not be selected correctly.

Press the [ASPECT] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel. (p.15)

Has the "Position" setting been adjusted correctly?

Use the Position command in the Signal menu to adjust. (p.30)

Has the correct resolution been selected? Set the computer so that the signals that are output are compatible with this projector. Refer to the documentation provided with your computer for details on changing the settings. (p.52)

Change the resolution for the laptop computer or computer with a LCD screen.

Change the resolution so that the image is displayed in the whole of the projection area, or set the image signal to external output only. (p.7)

Has the computer been set for dual display? If dual display has been activated in the Display Properties of the computer's Control Panel, the projector will only project about half of the image on the computer screen. To display the whole of the image on the computer screen, turn off the dual display setting. Refer to the video driver manual for the computer's monitor for further details.

Condition

The image colors are not right

Probable cause Remedy

Are the cables connected correctly? Check that all cables that are required for projection are connected correctly. (Setup Guide)

Has the image contrast been adjusted correctly?

Use the White Level command in the Video menu to adjust the contrast. Image - White Level (p.26, 28)

Have the color temperature, flesh tone and color balance been set correctly?

Use the Image menu to adjust the contrast. Image - Color Temp., Flesh Tone, Color Balance (p.27, 29)

Have the color intensity and tint been adjusted correctly? (The colors may not exactly match the colors in the image on the computer screen or LCD screen, but this is normal and is not the sign of a problem.)

Use the Image menu to adjust the Saturation and Hue settings Image - Saturation, Hue (p.26)

Is the lamp due for replacement? If the LAMP/COVER indicator is flashing orange, it means that the lamp will soon be due for replacement. When the lamp is nearly due for replacement, the image will become darker and the tint will become poorer.

Replace the lamp with a new one. (p.48, 49)

Does the input signal setting match the connected source?

Use the Video Signal, INPUT A Signal or INPUT B Signal commands in the Signal menu to select the signal format that matches the connected source. Signal - Video Signal, INPUT A Signal, INPUT B Signal (p.30)

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Condition

Images appear dark

Probable cause Remedy

Is the lamp due for replacement? If the LAMP/COVER indicator is flashing orange, it means that the lamp will soon be due for replacement. When the lamp is nearly due for replacement, the image will become darker and the tint will become poorer.

Replace the lamp with a new one. (p.48, 49)

Condition

Images appear green

Probable cause Remedy

Do the settings for component video input signals match the signals from the connected device? If the Component or RGB settings are incorrect, the images may appear greenish.

Use the INPUT A Signal or INPUT B Signal commands in the Signal menu to select the signal format that matches the connected source. Signal - INPUT A Signal , INPUT B Signal (p.30)

Condition

The remote control does not work

Probable cause Remedy

Is the remote control being pointed at the right angle?

The operating angle for the remote control is approximately 30 horizontally and approximately 30 vertically. Use the remote control within these ranges. (Setup Guide)

Is the remote control too far from the projector?

The operating distance for the remote control is approximately 7 m (23 ft.). Use the remote control within this distance. (Setup Guide)

Is direct sunlight or strong light from fluorescent lamps shining onto the remote control light-receiving area?

Avoid using projector in places where the remote control light-receiving area is exposed to strong light.

Are there batteries in the remote control? Insert batteries into the remote control. (Setup Guide)

Are the batteries dead? Replace the batteries with new ones. (Setup Guide)

Have the batteries been inserted correctly? Insert the batteries so that they face in the correct direction. (Setup Guide)

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Condition

The power does not turn off (after the [STANDBY/ON] button is pressed)

Probable cause Remedy

Is the indicator still orange? This projector is designed so that the indicator remains lit even when after the power has been turned off.

When the main power switch at the rear of the projector is turned off, the indicator switches off.

Is the fan operating? After the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel is pressed to turn off the power, the cool-down period starts.

After the cool-down period is complete, the indicator lights orange, and you can then turn off the main power switch. * The cool-down period is approximately 5 minutes.

The actual time will vary depending on the external air temperature.

Appendices

This chapter provides information on maintenance procedures to ensure the best level of performance for the projector for a long time.

Maintenance..................................................................................... 46 Cleaning.......................................................................................................................46

Cleaning the Projector Case ............................................................................................................46

Cleaning the Lens............................................................................................................................46

Cleaning the Air Filter.....................................................................................................................46

Replacing Consumables .............................................................................................47 Lamp Replacement Period ..............................................................................................................47

Replacing the Lamp ........................................................................................................................48

Resetting the Lamp Operating Time ...............................................................................................49

Replacing the Air Filter...................................................................................................................50

Optional Accessories...................................................................... 51

List of Supported Signal Resolutions ........................................... 52 Component Video Input ............................................................................................52

Composite Video/S-Video Input................................................................................52

RGB Input...................................................................................................................53

Specifications.................................................................................. 54

Appearance...................................................................................... 56

Part Names and Functions............................................................. 57 Front/Top ....................................................................................................................57

Control Panel ..............................................................................................................58

Rear..............................................................................................................................59

Base ..............................................................................................................................59

Remote Control...........................................................................................................60

Glossary ........................................................................................... 61

Index................................................................................................. 63

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Maintenance

This section describes maintenance tasks such as cleaning the projector and replacing consumable parts.

You should clean the projector if it becomes dirty or if the quality of projected images starts to deteriorate.

Clean the projector case by wiping it gently with a soft cloth. If the projector is particularly dirty, moisten the cloth with water containing a small amount of neutral detergent, and then firmly wring the cloth dry before using it to wipe the projector case. Then wipe the case again with a soft, dry cloth.

Use a commercially-available air blower, or use a lens cleaning paper to gently wipe the lens.

If the air filter becomes clogged with dust, it can cause overheating and damage the projector. Stand up the projector in order to prevent dust getting inside the projector, and then use a vacuum cleaner to clean away the dust from the air filter.

Cleaning

Cleaning the Projector Case

Cleaning the Lens

Cleaning the Air Filter

If the air filter is difficult to clean or if it is broken, it should be replaced. Contact your dealer for a spare air filter.

Replacement lamps are provided with a spare air filter. The air filter should also be replaced when the lamp is replaced.

Be sure to read the Safety Instructions in this manual for details on safe handling of the projector during cleaning.

Do not use volatile substances such as wax, alcohol or thinner to clean the projector case. These can cause the case to warp and make the coating finish peel off.

Do not rub the lens with harsh materials or subject the lens to shocks, as it can easily become damaged.

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Cleaning

Replacing Consumables

This section describes how to replace the lamp and the air filter.

It is time to replace the lamp when:

The message "Lamp Replace" appears on the screen when projection starts.

The LAMP/COVER indicator flashes orange or lights red.

The projected image gets darker or starts to deteriorate.

Replacing Consumables

Lamp Replacement Period

In order to maintain the brightness and quality of the projected images, replace the lamp as soon as possible after the warning message appears.

The replacement warning message is set to appear after 2900 hours of lamp use in order to maintain the brightness and quality of the projected images. If you continue to use the lamp after this period, the possibility of the lamp breaking becomes greater. When the lamp replacement message appears, replace the lamp with a new one as soon as possible, even if it is still working.

The warning message appears after 2900 hours of use, but the actual life of each individual lamp will vary depending on the characteristics of the lamp and on the way it has been used. Some lamps may stop operating before 2900 hours of use, so you should always have a spare lamp ready in case.

When the lamp replacement warning message appears, the user's logo will not appear even if the Startup Screen setting is ON.

Contact your dealer for a spare lamp.

A message will be displayed.

The message appears for 30 seconds, and disappears again after 30 seconds have passed.

Lamp indicator flashes orange or lights red.

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Procedure

1 Turn off the main power switch at the rear of the projector. (p.9)

2 After the lamp has cooled down sufficiently, open the lamp cover. After the cool-down period has finished, it takes approximately a further 30 minutes for the lamp to be cool enough. Use the screwdriver that is provided with the replacement lamp to slide the lamp cover opening switch so that the lamp cover lifts up. Clasp the lifted-up portion of the lamp cover with your fingers and slide the cover toward the front of the projector to open it.

3 Loosen the two lamp fixing screws. Use the screwdriver that is supplied with the replacement lamp to loosen the two lamp fixing screws that are securing the lamp to the projector.

4 Take out the lamp. Hold the lamp so that it faces the correct way to fit into the projector, and then push it in securely and tighten the two fixing screws.

Replacing the Lamp

If the lamp stops working and needs to be replaced, there is the danger that the lamp may break when handled. If replacing the lamp of a projector which has been installed to the ceiling, you should remove the projector from the ceiling before replacing the lamp. If the projector cannot be removed from the ceiling, you should always assume that the lamp is broken and handle it with extreme care during removal. Furthermore, you should stand to the side of the projector, not underneath it.

Wait until the lamp has cooled down sufficiently before opening the lamp cover. After the cool-down period has finished, it takes approximately a further 30 minutes for the lamp to be cool enough.

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Cleaning

Replacing Consumables

5 Install the new lamp. Hold the lamp so that it faces the correct way to fit into the projector, and then insert the lamp until it clicks into place and tighten the two fixing screws.

6 Install the lamp cover. Close the lamp cover, slide it toward the rear of the projector, and then push the front part downward until it clicks into place.

The projector has a built-in counter which keeps track of the lamp operating time. When the cumulative operating time reaches a certain point, it causes the replacement warning message to be displayed. Therefore, the counter needs to be reset after the lamp has been replaced with a new one. You can do this using the projector menu.

Procedure

1 Press the [MENU] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel. The menu will be displayed.

2 Select Lamp from the Info menu. Press the on either the projector's control panel or the remote control.

Install the lamp securely. For safety, the lamp will turn off automatically when the lamp cover is opened. Moreover, the lamp will not turn on if the lamp or the lamp cover is not installed correctly.

Replacement lamps are provided with a spare air filter. The air filter should also be replaced when the lamp is replaced.

Dispose of used lamps properly in accordance with your local regulations.

Resetting the Lamp Operating Time

Do not reset the lamp operating time except after the lamp has been replaced, otherwise the lamp replacement period will not be indicated correctly.

Projector Remote control

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3 Reset the lamp operating time. Select Yes, and then press the on either the projector's control panel or the remote control.

Procedure

1 Turn off the power switch at the rear of the projector, and then disconnect the power cord. (p.9)

2 Put your finger into the recess in the air filter hook, and lift up the air filter to remove it. Be sure to keep the projector standing up while working in order to stop foreign particles from the air filter getting inside the projector.

3 Install the new air filter. First insert the tabs, and then press down on the opposite side until it clicks into place.

Replacing the Air Filter

Dispose of used air filters properly in accordance with your local regulations.

Reset Lamp Timer

Execute?

Yes

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The following optional accessories are available for purchase if required. This list of optional accessories is current as of July 2002. Details of optional accessories are subject to change without notice.

*A special method of installation is required in order to suspend the projector from the ceiling. Please contact the place of purchase if you would like to use this installation method.

Spare lamp PJL-5015 Use as a replacement for spent lamps.

Ceiling mount (for low ceilings) * PMT-L21 Use when installing the projector to a low ceiling.

Ceiling mount (for high ceilings) * PMT-H25 Use when installing the projector to a high ceiling.

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List of Supported Signal Resolutions

Units: dots

Units: dots

Component Video Input

Signal Resolution

Aspect

Normal (Default)

Squeeze Zoom Zoom

-Subtitle- Through

Squeeze Through

SDTV (480i, 60Hz)

640 480 640 360

(When zoomed)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

590 442 (4:3 aspect)

786 442 (16:9 aspect)

SDTV (576i, 50Hz)

768 576 768 432

(When zoomed)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

700 525 (4:3 aspect)

934 525 (16:9 aspect)

SDTV (480p) 640 480 640 360

(When zoomed)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

590 442 (4:3 aspect)

786 442 (16:9 aspect)

SDTV (576p) 768 576 768 432

(When zoomed)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

700 525 (4:3 aspect)

934 525 (16:9 aspect)

HDTV (720p) 16:9

1280 720 1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1178 664 (16:9 aspect)

HDTV (1080p)16:9

1920 1080 1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

Composite Video/S-Video Input

Signal Resolution

Aspect

Normal (Default)

Squeeze Zoom Zoom

-Subtitle- Through

Squeeze Through

TV (NTSC) 640 480 640 360

(When zoomed)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

590 442 (4:3 aspect)

786 442 (16:9 aspect)

TV (PAL,

SECAM)

768 576 768 432

(When zoomed)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

700 525 (4:3 aspect)

934 525 (16:9 aspect)

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Composite Video/S-Video Input

Units: dots

* indicates resolutions that are compatible with both analog and digital formats.

RGB Input

Signal Resolution

(When zoomed)

Aspect

Normal (Default)

Squeeze Zoom Zoom

-Subtitle- Through

Squeeze Through

PC98 640 480 (640 360)

1152 720 1280 720 640 400

640 350 70

640 350 (640 350)

1280 700 1280 700 640 350

VGA 60 *, SDTV (480p)

640 480 (640 360)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

640 480 (4:3 aspect)

854 480 (16:9 aspect)

VGA 72/75/85,

iMac_VGA

640 480 (640 360)

960 720 1280 720 640 480

SVGA 56/ 60*/72/75/85, iMac_SVGA

800 600 (800 450)

960 720 1280 720 800 600

XGA 43i/60*/70/75/

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1024 768 (1024 576)

960 720 1280 720

1152 864 75

1152 864 (1152 648)

960 720 1280 720

QVGA 60*/85

1280 960 (1280 720)

960 720 1280 720

SXGA 60*/75/85

1280 1024 (1280 720)

900 720 1280 720

MAC13 640 480 (640 360)

960 720 1280 720 640 480

MAC16 832 624 (832 468)

960 720 1280 720 832 624

MAC19 1024 768 (1024 576)

960 720 1280 720

MAC21 1152 870 (1152 648)

954 720 1280 720

SDTV (480i, 60Hz)

640 480 (640 360)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

590 442 (4:3 aspect)

786 442 (16:9 aspect)

SDTV (576i, 50Hz)

768 576 (768 432)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

700 525 (4:3 aspect)

934 525 (16:9 aspect)

SDTV (576p)

768 576 (768 432)

960 720 (4:3 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 *** (Variable)

700 525 (4:3 aspect)

934 525 (16:9 aspect)

HDTV (720p)

1280 720 1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

HDTV (1080i, 1080p)

1920 1080 1280 720 (16:9 aspect)

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Specifications

Product name LPX-500 Home cinema projector

Dimensions 409 (W) x 111 (H) x 281 (D) mm (16.1 (W) x 4.37 (H) x 11.06 (D) inches) (not including protruding parts)

Panel size 2.2mm (0.87 inches)

Display method Polysilicon TFT active matrix

Drive method Full-line 12-phase block sequential writing

Resolution 921,600 pixels (1280 (W) x 720 (H) dots) x 3

Focus adjustment Manual

Zoom adjustment Manual (approx. 1:1.35)

Lamp (light source) UHP lamp, 150 W, Model No.: PJL-5015

Power supply 100 120 VAC, 2.7A 200 240 VAC, 1.3A 50/60 Hz

Operating temperature

+5C +35C (41F - 95F) (No condensation)

Storage temperature

-10C +60C (14F - 140F) (No condensation)

Weight Approx. 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs)

Connectors DVI 1 DVI-D

INPUT A 1 4RCA pin jack

INPUT B 1 Mini D-Sub 15-pin (female)

VIDEO 1 RCA pin jack

S VIDEO 1 Mini DIN 4-pin

D4 VIDEO 1 D4 terminal

RS-232C 1 D-Sub 9-pin (male)

TRIGGER OUT 1 3.5 mm mini jack

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USA UL1950 3rd Edition

Canada CSA C22.2 No.950 -95 (cUL)

European Community The Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC)

IEC60950 2nd Edition, +Amd.1, +Amd.2, +Amd.3, +Amd.4

EMC

USA FCC 47CFR Part15B Class B (DoC)

Canada ICES-003 Class B

European Community The EMC Directive (89/336/EEC)

EN55022, 1998 Class B EN55024, 1998

IEC61000-4-2, IEC61000-4-3, IEC61000-4-4, IEC61000-4-5, IEC61000-4-6, IEC61000-4-8, IEC61000-4-11, IEC61000-3-2, IEC61000-3-3

Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS 3548:1995, A1:1997, A2:1997 Class B CISPR Pub.22:1993, A1:1995, A2:1996, Class B

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125 (4.92)

409 (16.1)

111 (4.37)

Units: mm (inch)

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Front/Top

Zoom ring (p.11) Adjusts the image size.

Focus ring (p.14) Adjusts the image focus.

Lamp cover (p.48) Open this cover when replacing the lamp unit inside the projector.

Air exhaust vent

Remote control light- receiving area (Setup Guide) Receives signals from the remote control.

Front adjustable foot (p.11) Extend and retract to adjust the projection angle.

Lens cap Attach when not using the projector to prevent the lens from becoming dirty or damaged.

Control panel (p.58)

Lamp cover opening switch (p.48) Slide this switch to unlock the lamp cover when removing it.

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[MENU] button (p.20) The menus turn on and off each time the [MENU] button is pressed.

and buttons (p.12, 21, 22, 25) Press to select an item in the menu or help menu. Press and hold the [SHIFT] button while pressing these buttons to correct keystone distortion of images.

button (p.21, 22, 25) Displays the line menu. Pressing the button while viewing the menu or the online help selects the menu item and proceeds to the next display.

indicator (p.36) Flashes or lights to indicate the operating status of the projector.

[STANDBY/ON] button (p.7, 9) Press to turn the projector power on and off.

LAMP/COVER indicator (p.36) Indicates a problem with the projection lamp or that the lamp needs to be replaced.

TEMP/FAN indicator (p.36) Indicates abnormalities in the internal projector termperature.

[INPUT] button (p.7) Switches the input source between INPUT A INPUT B D4 VIDEO S VIDEO VIDEO DVI each time the button is pressed.

[PATTERN] button (p.13) Projects a test pattern for image adjustment. The test pattern switches between Crosshatch Grayscale Pattern Off each time the button is pressed.

[ASPECT] button (p.15) Selects the aspect ratio for projected images from one of five settings. The aspect ratio switches between Normal Squeeze Zoom Zoom -Subtitle- Through Squeeze Through each time the button is pressed.

[PICTURE MODE] button (p.14) This selects the picture mode. The picture mode changes in the order A B C PC sRGB each time the button is pressed.

[ESCAPE] button (p.21, 22) Pressing [ESCAPE] while viewing the menu or the online help displays the previous screen or menu.

and buttons (p.20, 21, 22, 25) These buttons select adjustment values in the menus and the online help.

[SHIFT] button (p.12) This button does not function by itself. Press and hold this button while pressing the button or the button to correct keystone distortion of images.

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TRIGGER OUT port When the projector power is turned on, 12 V DC is output from this port. When the projector's power is turned off, the output becomes 0 V to communicate the projector's power ON/OFF status to an external device. Remote control light- receiving area (Setup Guide) Receives signals from the remote control.

Main power switch (p.6) Press to turn the main projectors power on and off. When the power is off, the power consumption is 0 W.

Rear adjustable foot Extend and retract to adjust the horizontal projection angle.

Power inlet (p.6) Connects the power cord.

INPUT A port (Setup Guide) Inputs component video signals and RGB video signals from other video sources.

S VIDEO port (Setup Guide) Inputs an S-Video signal to the projector from other video sources.

DVI port (Setup Guide) Inputs digital RGB video signals from a computer.

INPUT B port (Setup Guide) Inputs analog RGB video signals from a computer, and component video signals and RGB video signals from other video sources.

RS-232C port Connects the projector to a computer using an RS-232C cable. This port is for service use, and should not normally be used.

VIDEO port (Setup Guide) Inputs composite video signals to the projector from other video sources.

Rear adjustable foot Extend and retract to adjust the horizontal projection angle.

D4 VIDEO port (Setup Guide) Inputs component video signals from D ports of AV equipment.other video sources.

Air filter (air inlet) (p.46, 50) Prevents dust and other foreign particles from being drawn into the projector. When replacing the lamp, replace the air filter also.

Rear adjustable foot

Suspension bracket fixing points (4 points) (p.51, Setup Guide) Install the optional ceiling mount here when suspending the projector from the ceiling.

Front adjustable foot

Rear adjustable foot

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Remote control light- emitting area (Setup Guide) Outputs infrared remote control signals.

[PATTERN] button (p.13) Projects a test pattern for image adjustment. The test pattern switches between Crosshatch Grayscale Pattern Off each time the button is pressed.

[ESCAPE] button (p.21, 22) If pressed while a menu is being displayed, the display returns to the next-highest level.

button (p.20, 22, 25) When this button is pressed, the line menu appears. When a menu is being displayed, tilt the button up, down or to the left or right to select menu commands, and press to accept and activate selected commands.

[PICTURE] button (p.14) This selects the picture mode. The picture mode changes in the order A B C PC sRGB each time the button is pressed.

[HIDE] button (p.31) The projected images switch off and on each time the [HIDE] button is pressed. When the images are switched off, the screen will appear in accordance with the setting made using the Hide Screen command in the Setup menu. However, the video playback still continues while moving images are paused, so image playback will not resume exactly from the point where playback was paused.

[MEMORY] buttons (p.24) Retrieves settings that have been saved using the Memory Save command in the Image menu and applies them to the images being projected.

[INPUT] button (p.7) [S VIDEO] : Changes video input to the source connected to the

S VIDEO port. [VIDEO] : Changes video input to the source connected to the

VIDEO port. [A] : Changes video input to the source connected to the

INPUT A port. [B] : Changes video input to the source connected to the

INPUT B port. [DVI] : Changes video input to the source connected to the

DVI port. [D4] : Changes video input to the source connected to the

D4 VIDEO port.

[STILL] button Screen image playback pauses and resumes each time the [STILL] button is pressed. However, the video and audio playback still continues while moving images are paused, so image playback will not resume exactly from the point where playback was paused.

[AUTO] button (p.17) Automatically adjusts computer images to the optimum images.

[ASPECT] button (p.15) Selects the aspect ratio for projected images from one of five settings. The aspect ratio switches between Normal Squeeze Zoom Zoom -Subtitle- Through Squeeze Through each time the button is pressed.

[MENU] button (p.20) The menus turn on and off each time the [MENU] button is pressed.

[LIGHT] button (Setup Guide) When slid up or down, the [STANDBY/ON], [PATTERN], [AUTO], [MENU], [ESCAPE], [ASPECT] and [PICTURE] buttons illuminate for 10 seconds.

[STANDBY/ON] button (p.7) Press to turn the projector power on and off.

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Following is an explanation of some of the terms used in this guide which may be unfamiliar or which were not explained in the manual itself. Further information can be obtained by referring to other commercially- available publications.

3-2 pull-down detection-type IP conversion

This function directly converts image sources that have been recorded in the same 24-frame format used for movies into 60-frame progressive signals. This allows data such as DVD software that has been recorded in 24-frame format to be played back on large screens with more natural and accurate reproduction, without any loss of image quality from the original movie.

Aspect ratio The ratio between an image's length and its height. HDTV images have an aspect ratio of 16:9 and appear elongated. The aspect ratio for standard images is 4:3.

Color difference signal (component)

A type of video signal output by video equipment which actually consists of three separate signals: a red + luminance signal (R-Y), a luminance signal (Y) and a blue + luminance signal (B-Y). Each signal is transmitted along a separate cable. Color difference signals generally result in a better image than composite signals (in which the red, green and blue signals and the luminance signal are all transmitted along a single cable).

Color temperature

The temperature of an object which is emitting light. If the color temperature is high, the colors tend to take on a bluish tinge. If the color temperature is lower, the colors tend to take on a reddish tinge.

Component video Video signals which have the video brightness signals and color signals separated, in order to provide better image quality. In high-definition TV (HDTV), it refers to images which consist of three independent signals: Y (luminance signal), and PB and PR (color difference signals).

Composite video Video signals which have the video brightness signals and color signals mixed together. The type of signals commonly used by household video equipment (NTSC format). The signals consist of the carrier signal Y (luminance signal) and the chroma (color) signal which are contained in the color signal.

Contrast The relative brightness of the light and dark areas of an image can be increased or decreased in order to make text and graphics stand out more clearly, or to make them appear softer.

Cool-down The cooling process for the projector lamp continues even after the [STANDBY/ON] button on either the remote control or the projector's control panel has been pressed to turn off the projector. All button operations for the emote control and the projector's control panel are disabled while the cooling fan is operating at this time. The length of time that this is happening is called the "cool-down period". The cool-down period lasts for about 5 minutes. The actual time will vary depending on the external air temperature.

DCDi function An abbreviation for Directional Correlational Deinterlacing. Refers to a high-resolution image circuit function developed by Faroudja. It incorporates the latest in edge cutting technology to smooth the jaggedness from the edges of images that have been converted from interlaced to progressive video, in order to provide more natural images.

DVI Abbreviation for Digital Visual Interface. Refers to a standard method for digital transmission of video signals. DVI is a standard that is also targeted towards digital household appliances other than computers.

Film judgment function

This function determines whether or not the video source is a 24 Hz progressive film source.

Gain The adjustment of minute changes in color that occur as result of factors such as differences in the equipment used to display images. It adjusts the coloration in brighter ranges separately for R, G and B components.

Gamma The adjustment of minute changes in color that occur as result of factors such as differences in the equipment used to display images. It adjusts the coloration in intermediate ranges separately for R, G and B components.

HDTV An abbreviation for High-Definition Television. It refers to high-definition systems which satisfy the following conditions. It may also include vertical resolutions of 720p or 1080i or above (p = progressive

scanning; i = interlaced scanning) or 480p. Screen aspect ratio of 16:9 Dolby Digital audio reception and playback (or output)

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Interlaced A method of image scanning whereby the lines in a single image are divided into two sections or "fields". The signal bandwidth used for interlaced scanning is approximately half that required for progressive scanning when images with the same still picture resolution are broadcast.

Offset The adjustment of minute changes in color that occur as result of factors such as differences in the equipment used to display images. It adjusts the coloration in darker ranges separately for R, G and B components.

Refresh Rate The light-emitting element of a display maintains the same luminosity and color for an extremely short time. Because of this, the image must be scanned many times per second in order to refresh the light emitting element. The number of refresh operations per second is called the "refresh rate", and is expressed in hertz (Hz).

S-Video images A video signal which has the luminance component and color component separated in order to provide better image quality. It refers to images which consist of two independent signals: Y (luminance signal), and C (color signal).

SDTV An abbreviation for Standard Definition Television. It refers to standard television systems which do not satisfy the conditions for High-Definition Television.

sRGB An international standard for color intervals that was formulated so that colors which are reproduced by video equipment can be handled easily by computer operating systems (OS) and the Internet.

SVGA A type of image signal with a resolution of 800 (horizontal) x 600 (vertical) dots which is used by IBM PC/AT-compatible computers (DOS/V computers).

SXGA A type of image signal with a resolution of 1280 (horizontal) x 1024 (vertical) dots which is used by IBM PC/AT-compatible computers (DOS/V computers).

Synchronization (Sync.)

The signals output from computers have a specific frequency. If the projector frequency does not match this frequency, the resulting images will not be of a good quality. The process of matching the phases of these signals (the relative position of the crests and troughs in the signal) is called "synchronization". If the signals are not synchronized, problems such as flickering, blurriness and horizontal interference can occur.

Tracking The signals output from computers have a specific frequency. If the projector frequency does not match this frequency, the resulting images will not be of a good quality. The process of matching the frequency of these signals (the number of crests in the signal) is called tracking. If tracking is not carried out correctly, wide vertical stripes will appear in the projected images.

UXGA A type of image signal with a resolution of 1600 (horizontal) x 1200 (vertical) dots which is used by IBM PC/AT-compatible computers (DOS/V computers).

VGA A type of image signal with a resolution of 640 (horizontal) x 480 (vertical) dots which is used by IBM PC/AT-compatible computers (DOS/V computers).

XGA A type of image signal with a resolution of 1,024 (horizontal) x 768 (vertical) dots which is used by IBM PC/AT-compatible computers (DOS/V computers).

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indicator.............................. 36, 58

Adjustment Foot ................................ 11 Appearance ........................................ 56 Aspect ratio ........................................ 15 Automatic Adjustment of Computer

Images ...................................... 17, 60 Auto power off................................... 32

Battery compartment cover (Remote control) ........................... Setup Guide

Battery replacement period (Remote control) ........................... Setup Guide

Black level ....................... 23, 24, 26, 28

Ceiling.................................... 31, 51, 59 Cleaning ............................................. 46 Cleaning the air filter ......................... 46 Color ............................................ 14, 24 Color Balance ........................ 24, 27, 29 Color Temp. ........................... 24, 27, 29 Component video

............................ 52, 59, Setup Guide Composite video

............................ 52, 59, Setup Guide Computer connections ....... Setup Guide Connectors ................................... 54, 59 Contrast ........................................ 23, 41 Control panel...................................... 58 Cool-down ..................................... 9, 38 Crosshatch.......................................... 13

D4 VIDEO port........ 7, 59, Setup Guide DVI port ................... 7, 59, Setup Guide

Flesh Tone.............................. 24, 27, 29 Focus.................................................. 14 Focus ring .................................... 14, 57 Frequency........................................... 34 Front adjustable foot .................... 11, 57 Full menus.................................... 20, 26

Gain.............................................. 27, 29 Gamma......................................... 27, 29 Glossary ............................................. 61 Grayscale ........................................... 13

HDTV .................................... 15, 52, 53 Hue............................................... 24, 26

Image menu.................................. 24, 26

Image size...........................................11 Indicators......................................36, 58 Info menu ...........................................33 Input signal...................................33, 34 INPUT A port.................................7, 59 INPUT B port .................................7, 59 Inserting batteries (Remote control)

........................................Setup Guide Installation..........................Setup Guide

Keystone correction .....................12, 31

Lamp ............................................33, 49 Lamp cover...................................48, 57 LAMP/COVER indicator.............36, 58 Lamp replacement..............................47 Lamp replacement period...................47 Language............................................32 Lens cleaning .....................................46 Lens cap .............................................57

Main menu ...................................20, 26 Main Power switch ..................6, 10, 59 Memory Save .........................24, 27, 29 Menus...........................................20, 26

Noise reduction ............................24, 30 No Signal............................................31

Offset adjustment .........................27, 29 Operating temperature........................54 Optional accessories...........................51 Overheating ........................................37

Part Names and Functions..................57 Picture mode.....................14, 24, 27, 28 Position...................................16, 17, 30 Power cord ...........................................6 Power inlet .....................................6, 59 Progressive ...................................24, 30 Projection angle..................................11

Rear adjustable foot......................11, 59 Refresh Rate .......................................34 Remote control .............60, Setup Guide Remote control light-receiving area

............................57, 59, Setup Guide Remote control light-emitting area

..................................60, Setup Guide Replacing the air filter........................50 Reset All menu...................................32 Reset Lamp Timer..............................33 Resolution ..........................................34 RGB setting..................................27, 29

RGB video..........................Setup Guide

Saturation..................................... 24, 26 Screen size ..........................Setup Guide SDTV..................................... 15, 52, 53 Setup Level.................................. 24, 31 Setup menu ........................................ 31 Sharpness............................... 24, 27, 29 Signal menu................................. 24, 30 Specifications .................................... 54 Squeeze Through mode ... 15, 17, 52, 53 sRGB ..................................... 14, 27, 28 Startup screen .............................. 31, 47 Storage temperature........................... 54 Sub-menu..................................... 20, 26 Supported signal resolutions ............. 52 S-Video.........................52, Setup Guide S VIDEO port ...........7, 59, Setup Guide Sync Mode......................................... 34 Sync Polarity ..................................... 34 Sync. ........................................... 17, 28 Synchronization........................... 17, 28

TEMP/FAN indicator .................. 36, 58 Test pattern ........................................ 13 Through ........................... 15, 17, 52, 53 Tracking....................................... 17, 28 TRIGGER OUT port ........................ 59 Turning off .......................................... 9

Using the menus ................................ 20 Using the menu functions.................. 26

VIDEO port ..............7, 59, Setup Guide Video Signal ...................................... 30 Video Source ..................................... 33 Video source connection

........................................Setup Guide V Size .......................................... 16, 31 V Position .................................... 16, 31

White level ...................... 23, 24, 26, 28

Zoom mode...................... 15, 16, 52, 53 Zoom ring .................................... 11, 57 Zoom -Subtitle- ............... 15, 16, 52, 53

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Neither YAMAHA 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 YAMAHA CORPORATIONs operating and maintenance instructions.

YAMAHA CORPORATION shall not be liable against any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original YAMAHA Products or YAMAHA Approved Products by YAMAHA CORPORATION.

General Notice: The following trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used in this publication for identification purposes only.

Macintosh, PowerBook/Apple Computer Inc. IBM/International Business Machine Corp. Windows/Microsoft Corp. 2001 Sage Inc. All rights reserved. DCDi is a registered trademark of the Faroudja business

division of Sage Inc.

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

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YAMAHA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, USA 6660 ORANGETHORPE AVE., BUENA PARK, CALIF. 90620, U.S.A. YAMAHA CANADA MUSIC LTD. 135 MILNER AVE., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1S 3R1, CANADA YAMAHA ELECTRONIK EUROPA G.m.b.H. SIEMENSSTR. 22-34, 25462 RELLINGEN BEI HAMBURG, F.R. OF GERMANY YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VSTRA FRLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA Printed in Japan (English)

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Connecting to a Video Source

Connecting to a Computer

Setup

Screen Size and Setting-up Distance

Setting-up Methods

Battery Replacement Period and Using the Remote Control

Remote Control Operating Range

Before Using the Remote Control

Inserting the Batteries

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Inserting the Batteries

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Insert the batteries. Make sure the polarities of the batteries are correct.

Replace the battery compartment cover. After inserting the tab of the battery cover, push the cover down until it clicks into place.

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[LIGHT] (illumination) button

When the [LIGHT] button is pressed, the buttons shown in colour in the illustration at left are illuminated for 10 seconds. If you press the [LIGHT] button again during this 10-second period, the illumination continues for another 10 seconds.

Using the Remote Control

Do not allow sunlight or light from fluorescent lamps to shine directly onto the projector's remote control light-receiving area, otherwise it may interfere with the reception of signals from the remote control.

Battery Replacement Period

If the remote control becomes slow in responding or if it stops working, the batteries may be spent. If this happens, replace the batteries with fresh ones.

Guide for battery replacement: Approximately 3 months if used for 30 minutes per day

* The replacement period given above may vary depending on the amount of usage and the ambient conditions.

Use the following type of batteries as replacements. Battery LR6 (AA) x 2

Remote control light-receiving area

illumination button

Battery Replacement Period and Using the Remote Control

Point the remote control light-emitting area toward one of the remote control light-receiving area on the projector and operate the remote control buttons.

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Approx. 30 vertically

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Operating distance Operating angle

Approx. 7 m (23 ft) Approx. 30 vertically and horizontally

Remote Control Operating Range

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Approx. 7 m (23 ft)

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The distance between the projector and the screen (16:9) determines the actual image size. Recommended distance : 0.9m - 13.0m (2.9 - 42.6 feet)

While referring to the table below, position the projector so that the image size is smaller than the screen size.

Screen Size and Setting-up Distance

100" (220 125 (7.2 4.1))

110" (243 137 (7.9 4.4))

3.1 4.3 (10.1 14.1)

3.5 4.7 (11.4 15.4)

3.8 5.1 (12.4 16.7)

4.8 6.5 (15.7 21.3)

6.4 8.7 (20.9 28.5)

80" (177 100 (5.8 3.2))

Approximate projection distance* (m (feet))

Distance in Fig. A below (cm (feet))

2.8 3.9 (9.1 12.7)

13.6 13.7 (0.44 0.45)

15.3 15.4 (0.50 0.51)

17.0 17.2 (0.55 0.56)

18.7 18.9 (0.61 0.62)

20.4 20.6 (0.67 0.68)

25.5 25.7 (0.83 0.84)

34.0 34.3 (1.11 1.12)

* Distance and dimensions should be used as a guide for installation. The actual distance will vary depending on projection conditions.

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120" (266 150)

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Screen size 200" (442 250)

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* When installing to a wall, leave a space of about 0.2 m (7.8 inches) between the projector and the wall.

Distance from center of lens to bottom edge of screen (cm)

0.2 m (7.8 inches)*

The projectors lens allows a zoom ratio of up to about 1.35. The image size at the maximum zoom setting is about 1.35 times bigger than the image size at the minimum zoom setting. The image size will be reduced when keystone correction is carried out.

Screen size (cm (feet))

200" (442 250 (14.4 8.2))

150" (332 187 (10.8 6.1))

120" (266 150 (8.7 4.9))

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Front projection

Rear projection using a translucent screen

Rear projection onto a translucent screen with the projector installed to the ceiling

The projector supports the following 4 projection methods, allowing you to choose the best method for displaying your images. After setting up the projector, refer to the OWNER'S MANUAL for details on turning on the power and adjusting settings such as the screen size. ( "Basic Operations" in OWNER'S MANUAL)

Setting-up Methods

Be sure to read "Caution" in OWNER'S MANUAL for details on safe handling when setting up the projector.

A special method of installation is required in order to suspend the projector from the ceiling. Please contact the place of purchase if you would like to use this installation method.

* When installing to the ceiling or projecting from behind the screen, set the "Installation" command in the "Setup" menu to match the method of projection being used. ("Setup" menu in OWNER'S MANUAL)

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Turn off the power for both the projector and the video source before connecting them. If the power for either device is on at the time of connection, damage may result. Check the shapes of the cable connectors and the device ports before making the connections. If you try to force a connector to fit a device port with a different shape or number of terminals, a malfunction or damage to the connector or port may result.

Projecting Component Video Images

If connecting to the INPUT A port

Component video cable To INPUT A port

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Component video cable

If more than one peripheral device is being connected to the projector, make the connections and then change the "INPUT A Signal" or "INPUT B Signal" commands in the "Signal" menu to "Component" to match the signals from these devices. ("Signal" menu in OWNER'S MANUAL) If video signals are being input to several input ports simultaneously, interference between the various signals may occur, and this may cause interference in the projected images. If this happens, turn off the power supply or disconnect the video equipment which is not currently being used.

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Projecting Composite Video Images

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Projecting S-Video Images

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Depending on the combination of the VCR and the video cassette used for the playback, the color of the projected images may flicker or the correct color may not be displayed. In this case, select "Signal" and set "Progressive" to OFF for improving the playback quality. ("Signal" menu in OWNER'S MANUAL)

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Projecting RGB Video Images

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To INPUT A port Computer cable

If connecting to the INPUT B port

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Computer cable

If more than one peripheral device is being connected to the projector, make the connections and then change the "INPUT A Signal" or "INPUT B Signal" commands in the "Signal" menu to "RGB" to match the signals from these devices. ("Signal" menu in OWNER'S MANUAL)

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Turn off the power for both the projector and the computer before connecting them. If the power for either device is on at the time of connection, damage may result. Check the shapes of the cable connectors and the device ports before making the connections. If you try to force a connector to fit a device port with a different shape or number of terminals, damage to the connector or port may result.

The projector cannot be connected to some types of computer, or projection of images may not be possible even if actual connection is possible. Make sure that the computer you intend to use satisfies the conditions given below.

Condition 1: The computer must have a image signal output port. Check that the computer has a port such as an RGB port, monitor port or video port which can output image signals. If the computer has a built-in monitor, or if using a laptop computer, it may not be possible to connect the computer to the projector, or alternatively you may need to purchase a separate external output port. Refer to the OWNER'S MANUAL for your computer under a heading such as "Connecting an external monitor" or similar for further details.

Condition 2: The display resolution and frequency of the computer must be listed in the "List of Supported Signal Resolutions". Some computers may have functions for changing the output resolution. Refer to the OWNER'S MANUAL for the computer and change the setting to within a range given in the list of supported resolutions.

You may need to purchase a separate adapter to connect the computer to the projector, depending on the shape of the computer's monitor port. Refer to the OWNER'S MANUAL for the computer for details. The optional Mac Adapter Set is required in order to connect the projector to a Macintosh computer.

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If connecting using a computer cable

To monitor port (video port)

Computer cable

To INPUT B port

If connecting more than one projector together, make the connection and then use the menus to change the "INPUT B Signal" setting in the "Signal" menu to "RGB". ("Signal" menu in OWNER'S MANUAL) If video signals are being input to several input ports simultaneously, interference between the various signals may occur, and this may cause interference in the projected images. If this happens, turn off the power supply or disconnect the video equipment which is not currently being used.

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To DVI-D port

To DVI-D port (video port)

DVI-D cable (digital)

If the computer is equipped

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