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MX507/MX3082+/MX505A Digital Projector User Manual
Table of contents 2 Table of contents Important safety instructions ........................... 3 Introduction.......................... 7 Projector features.....................................7 Shipping contents......................................8 Projector exterior view...........................9 Controls and functions..........................10 Positioning your projector..............................13 Choosing a location................................13 Obtaining a preferred projected image size..................................................14 Connection .........................15 Connecting video source devices........16 Operation............................17 Starting up the projector ......................17 Adjusting the projected image .............18 Using the menus......................................20 Securing the projector...........................21 Switching input signal .............................23 Magnifying and searching for details..................................................24 Selecting the aspect ratio......................24 Optimizing the image .............................26 Setting the presentation timer.............29 Remote paging operations....................30 Freezing the image..................................30 Hiding the image......................................31 Locking control keys..............................31 Operating in a high altitude environment.............................................31 Adjusting the sound................................32 Using the test pattern............................32 Using the teaching templates...............33 Shutting down the projector ...............34 Direct power off.....................................34 Menu operation ......................................35 Maintenance........................ 45 Care of the projector............................45 Lamp information ...................................46 Troubleshooting ................ 52 Specifications ...................... 53 Projector specifications.........................53 Dimensions ..............................................54 Ceiling mount installation.....................54 Timing chart.............................................55 Warranty and Copyright information ......................... 57
Important safety instructions 3 Important safety instructions Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that you follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on the product. Safety Instructions 1. Please read this manual before you operate your projector. Save it for future reference. 2. Do not look straight at the projector lens during operation. The intense light beam may damage your eyes. 3. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. 4. Always open the lens shutter (if any) or remove the lens cap (if any) when the projector lamp is on. 5. In some countries, the line voltage is NOT stable. This projector is designed to operate safely within a mains voltage between 100 to 240 volts AC, but could fail if power cuts or surges of ±10 volts occur. In areas where the mains voltage may fluctuate or cut out, it is recommended that you connect your projector through a power stabilizer, surge protector or uninterruptible power supply (UPS). 6. Do not block the projection lens with any objects when the projector is under operation as this could cause the objects to become heated and deformed or even cause a fire. To temporarily turn off the lamp, press ECO BLANK on the projector or remote control.
Important safety instructions 4 Safety Instructions (Continued) 7. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool for approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement. 8. Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps beyond the rated life could cause them to break on rare occasions. 9. Never replace the lamp assembly or any electronic components unless the projector is unplugged. 10. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, sustaining serious damage. 11. Do not attempt to disassemble this projector. There are dangerous high voltages inside which may cause death if you should come into contact with live parts. The only user serviceable part is the lamp which has its own removable cover. Under no circumstances should you ever undo or remove any other covers. Refer servicing only to suitably qualified professional service personnel. 12. When the projector is under operation, you may sense some heated air and odor from its ventilation grill. It is a normal phenomenon and not a product defect.
Important safety instructions 5 Safety Instructions (Continued) 13. Do not place this projector in any of the following environments. - Space that is poorly ventilated or confined. Allow at least 50 cm clearance from walls and free flow of air around the projector. - Locations where temperatures may become excessively high, such as the inside of a car with all windows rolled up. - Locations where excessive humidity, dust, or cigarette smoke may contaminate optical components, shorten the projector's life span and darken the image. - Locations near fire alarms - Locations with an ambient temperature above 40°C / 104°F - Locations where the altitudes are higher than 3000 m (10000 feet). 14. Do not block the ventilation holes. - Do not place this projector on a blanket, bedding or any other soft surface. - Do not cover this projector with a cloth or any other item. - Do not place inflammables near the projector. If the ventilation holes are seriously obstructed, overheating inside the projector may result in a fire. 15. Always place the projector on a level, horizontal surface during operation. - Do not use if tilted at an angle of more than 10 degrees left to right, nor at angle of more than 15 degrees front to back. Using the projector when it is not fully horizontal may cause a malfunction of, or damage to, the lamp. 16. Do not stand the projector on end vertically. Doing so may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or resulting in damage to the projector. 3000 m (10000 feet) 0 m (0 feet)
Important safety instructions 6 Safety Instructions (Continued) 17. Do not step on the projector or place any objects upon it. Besides probable physical damage to the projector, doing so may result in accidents and possible injury. 18. Do not place liquids near or on the projector. Liquids spilled into the projector may cause it to fail. If the projector does become wet, disconnect it from the power supply's power outlet and call BenQ to have the projector serviced. 19. This product is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount installation. Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting the projector and ensure it is securely installed. 20. This apparatus must be earthed. Ceiling mounting the projector We want you to have a pleasant experience using your BenQ projector, so we need to bring this safety matter to your attention to prevent possible damage to person and property. If you intend to mount your projector on the ceiling, we strongly recommend that you use a proper fitting BenQ projector ceiling mount kit and that you ensure it is securely and safely installed. If you use a non-BenQ brand projector ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk that the projector may fall from the ceiling due to an improper attachment through the use of the wrong gauge or length screws. You can purchase a BenQ projector ceiling mount kit from the place you purchased your BenQ projector. BenQ recommends that you also purchase a separate Kensington lock compatible security cable and attach it securely to both the Kensington lock slot on the projector and the base of the ceiling mount bracket. This will perform the secondary role of restraining the projector should its attachment to the mounting bracket become loose. Hg - Lamp contains mercury. Manage in accordance with local disposal laws. See www.lamprecycle.org.
Introduction 7 Introduction Projector features The projector offers the following features • SmartEco™ starts your dynamic power saving The SmartEco™ technology offers a new way of operating the projector lamp system and saves lamp power depending on the content brightness level. • Longest lamp life with SmartEco™ technology The SmartEco™ technology lowers the power consumption and increases the lamp life. • ECO BLANK saves the lamp power Pressing the ECO BLANK button to hide the image and immediately lower the lamp power at the same time. • Less than 0.5W in standby condition Less than 0.5W power consumption under standby mode. • Filter Free Filter free design to lower maintenance and operating costs. • One-key auto-adjustment Pressing AUTO on the keypad or remote control to show the best picture quality immediately. • Built-in speaker(s) Built-in speaker(s) providing mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected • Quick Cooling, Auto Power Off, Signal Power On, Direct Power On Quick Cooling function speeds up the cooling process when turning off the projector. Auto Power Off function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected after a set period of time. Signal Power On function turns on your projector automatically once detecting the signal input and Direct Power On boots up the projector automatically when the power is connected. • Instant Restart Selectable Instant Restart function enables you to restart the projector immediately within 90 seconds after turning it off. • 3D Function supported Various 3D formats make the 3D function more flexible. By presenting the depth of the images, you can wear BenQ 3D glasses to enjoy the 3D movies, videos and sporting events in a more realistic way. • The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient lighting conditions, selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and is directly proportional to projection distance. • The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers specifications. This is normal and expected behavior.
Introduction 8 Shipping contents Carefully unpack and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of these items are missing, please contact your place of purchase. Standard accessories The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those illustrated. *The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed information. Optional accessories Projector Power cord VGA cable Quick start guide User manual CD Warranty card* Remote control with batteries Digital Projector Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide Guide de démarrage rapide Kurzanleitung Guida rapida Guía de inicio rápido Guia de iniciação rápida Snabbstartsguide Краткое руководство Snelgids Skrócona instrukcja obsługi Hızlı başlangıç kılavuzu Průvodce rychlým používáním ⿒怆ὦ䔏㋮⌾ ڽବ҅ऀܶԧ BenQ.com 1. Spare lamp kit 2. Carry bag
Introduction 9 Projector exterior view 1. External control panel (See "Controls and functions" on page 10 for details.) 2. Vent (heated air exhaust) 3. Adjuster foot 4. Focus and Zoom ring 5. Vent (cool air intake) 6. Speaker grill 7. Front IR remote sensor 8. Projection lens 9. AC power jack 10. Audio input jack Audio output jack 11. S-Video input jack Video input jack 12. USB port 13. RGB (PC)/Component Video (YPbPr/ YCbCr) signal input jacks 14. RGB signal output jack 15. RS232 control port 16. Ceiling mount holes 17. Kensington anti-theft lock slot 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 Front/upper side Rear/lower side 9 10 11 17 12 13 14 15 16 16
Introduction 10 Controls and functions Projector 1. Focus ring Adjusts the focus of the projected image. 2. Zoom ring Adjusts the size of the image. 3. TEMPerature warning light Lights up red if the projector's temperature becomes too high. 4. MENU/EXIT Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and saves menu settings. 5. Left/ Decreases the projector volume. 6. ECO BLANK Used to hide the screen picture. 7. Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up, / Down) Manually corrects distorted images resulting from an angled projection. 8. LAMP indicator light Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up or flashes when the lamp has developed a problem. 9. AUTO Automatically determines the best picture timings for the displayed image. 10. POWER indicator light Lights up or flashes when the projector is under operation. 11. POWER Toggles the projector between standby mode and on. 12. Right/ Increases the projector volume. When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is activated, the #5, #7, and #12 keys are used as directional arrows to select the desired menu items and to make adjustments. 13. SOURCE Displays the source selection bar. 14. MODE/ENTER Selects an available picture setup mode. Activates the selected On-Screen Display (OSD) menu item. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 7 6 11 12 13 14 10
Introduction 11 Remote control 1. POWER Toggles the projector between standby mode and on. 2. Info Shows the status information of the projector. 3. MENU/EXIT Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu, exits and saves menu settings. 4. Left 5. MODE/ENTER Selects an available picture setup mode. Activates the selected On-Screen Display (OSD) menu item. 6. ECO BLANK Used to hide the screen picture. 7. Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up, / Down) Manually corrects distorted images resulting from an angled projection. 8. SmartEco Displays the lamp mode selection bar. 9. Aspect Selects the display aspect ratio. 10. Page Up/Page Down Operate your display software program (on a connected PC) which responds to page up/ down commands (like Microsoft PowerPoint). 11. Digital Zoom (+, -) Magnifies or reduces the projected picture size. 12. Timer On Activates or displays an on-screen timer based on your own timer setting. 13. Timer Set up Enters presentation timer setting directly. 14. 3D settings Enters 3D settings directly. 15. AUTO Automatically determines the best picture timings for the displayed image. 16. Right When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu is activated, the #4, #7, and #16 keys are used as directional arrows to select the desired menu items and to make adjustments. 17. SOURCE Displays the source selection bar. 18. Volume +/- Adjusts the sound level. 19. Mute Toggles projector audio between on and off. 20. Freeze Freezes the projected image. 21. Quick Install Quickly selects several functions to adjust the projected image and displays the test pattern. 22. CC Displays the video term description on screen which is provided for hard-of-hearing viewers. 23. Teaching template Enters Teaching template setting directly. 2 3 4 8 9 11 12 13 15 17 19 20 21 23 22 16 14 10 6 5 7 7 1 18 18
Introduction 12 Remote control effective range The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the projector's IR remote control sensor(s) to function correctly. The distance between the remote control and the sensor(s) should not exceed 8 meters (~ 26 feet). Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensor(s) on the projector that might obstruct the infra-red beam. Replacing the remote control batteries 1. To open the battery cover, turn the remote control over to view its back, push on the finger grip on the cover and slide it up in the direction of the arrow as illustrated. The cover will slide off. 2. Remove any existing batteries (if necessary) and install two AAA batteries observing the battery polarities as indicated in the base of the battery compartment. Positive (+) goes to positive and negative (-) goes to negative. 3. Refit the cover by aligning it with the base and sliding it back down into position. Stop when it clicks into place. • Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in an excessive heat or humid environment like the kitchen, bathroom, sauna, sunroom or in a closed car. • Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer. • Dispose of the used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions and local environment regulations for your region. • Never throw the batteries into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion. • If the batteries are dead or if you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage. • Operating the projector from the front Approx. +30º
Positioning your projector 13 Positioning your projector Choosing a location Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations: Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select. Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable power outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of your equipment. 1. Front Table Select this location with the projector placed on the table in front of the screen. This is the most common way to position the projector for quick setup and portability. 2. Front Ceiling Select this location with the projector suspended upside-down from the ceiling in front of the screen. Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit from your dealer to mount your projector on the ceiling. Set Front Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Projector Installation menu after you turn the projector on. 3. Rear Ceiling Select this location with the projector suspended upside-down from the ceiling behind the screen. Note that a special rear projection screen and the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit are required for this installation location. Set Rear Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Projector Installation menu after you turn the projector on. 4. Rear Table Select this location with the projector placed on the table behind the screen. Note that a special rear projection screen is required. Set Rear Table in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Projector Installation menu after you turn the projector on.
Positioning your projector 14 Obtaining a preferred projected image size The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting, and the video format each factors in the projected image size. Projection dimensions Refer to "Dimensions" on page 54 for the center of lens dimensions of this projector before calculating the appropriate position. The screen aspect ratio is 4:3 and the projected picture is in a 4:3 aspect ratio For example, if you are using an 150-inch screen, the recommended projection distance is 6264 mm and the vertical offset is 229 mm. If your measured projection distance is 5.0 m (5000 mm), the closest match in the "Distance from screen (mm)" column is 5011 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 120'' (about 3.05 m) screen is required. All measurements are approximate and may vary from the actual sizes. BenQ recommends that if you intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test the projection size and distance using the actual projector in situ before you permanently install it, so as to make allowance for this projector's optical characteristics. This will help you determine the exact mounting position so that it best suits your installation location. Screen size Distance from screen (mm) Vertical offset (mm) Diagonal W (mm) H (mm) Min length Average Max length Inch mm (max. zoom) (min. zoom) 30 762 610 457 1195 1253 1311 46 40 1016 813 610 1593 1670 1748 61 50 1270 1016 762 1991 2088 2184 76 60 1524 1219 914 2390 2505 2621 91 80 2032 1626 1219 3186 3341 3495 122 100 2540 2032 1524 3983 4176 4369 152 120 3048 2438 1829 4779 5011 5243 183 150 3810 3048 2286 5947 6264 6553 229 200 5080 4064 3048 7965 8352 8738 305 250 6350 5080 3810 9957 10439 10922 381 300 7620 6096 4572 11948 12527 13106 457 H W Projection distance Center of lens Screen Vertical offset 4:3 Screen diagonal
Connection 15 Connection When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to: 1. Turn all equipment off before making any connections. 2. Use the correct signal cables for each source. 3. Ensure the cables are firmly inserted. • In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see "Shipping contents" on page 8). They are commercially available from electronics stores. • The connection illustrations below are for reference only. The rear connecting jacks available on the projector vary with each projector model. • Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a key combo like FN + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate a function key labeled CRT/ LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the notebook. Press FN and the labeled function key simultaneously. Refer to your notebook's documentation to find your notebook's key combination. • The D-Sub output only works when an appropriate D-Sub input is made to the COMPUTER 1 jack. 1. VGA cable 2. VGA to DVI-A cable 3. USB cable 4. Component Video to VGA (D-Sub) adapter cable 5. S-Video cable 6. Video cable 7. Audio cable 7 7 7 4 1 2 1 3 5 6 Notebook or desktop computer Speakers A/V device Monitor (DVI) (VGA) or or
Connection 16 • If you wish to use this connection method when the projector is in standby mode, make sure the Monitor Out function is turned on in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu. See "Standby Settings" on page 43 for details. Connecting video source devices You need only connect the projector to a video source device using just one of the connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The method you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the projector and the video source device as described below: Connecting audio The projector has built-in mono speaker(s) which are designed to provide basic audio functionality accompanying data presentations for business purposes only. They are not designed for, nor intended for stereo audio reproduction use as might be expected in home theater or home cinema applications. Any stereo audio input (if provided), is mixed into a common mono audio output through the projector speaker(s). The built-in speaker(s) will be muted when the AUDIO OUT jack is connected. • The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is connected. See "Connecting audio" on page 16 for details. • If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source has been selected, check that the video source device is turned on and operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly. Terminal name Terminal appearance Picture quality Component Video Better S-Video Good Video Normal
Operation 17 Operation Starting up the projector 1. Plug the power cord into the projector and into a power outlet. Turn on the power outlet switch (where fitted). Check that the POWER indicator light on the projector lights orange after power has been applied. Please use the original accessories (e.g. power cord) only with the device to avoid possible dangers such as electric shock and fire. 2. Press POWER to start the projector. As soon as the lamp lights up, a "Power On Ring Tone" will be heard. The POWER indicator light flashes green and stays green when the projector is on. The start up procedure takes about 30 seconds. In the later stage of start up, a startup logo is projected. (If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to adjust the image clearness. To turn off the ring tone, see "Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone" on page 32 for details. If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will run the cooling fan for approximately 90 seconds before energizing the lamp. 3. If the projector is activated for the first time, select your OSD language following the on-screen instructions. 4. If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow keys to enter a six-digit password. See "Utilizing the password function" on page 21 for details. 5. Switch all of the connected equipment on. 6. The projector will start to search for input signals. The current input signal being scanned appears in the upper left corner of the screen. If the projector doesn't detect a valid signal, the message “No Signal” will continue displaying until an input signal is found. You can also press SOURCE on the projector or remote control to select your desired input signal. See "Switching input signal" on page 23 for details. • If the frequency/resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector's operating range, you will see the message “Out of Range” displayed on the background screen. Please change to an input signal which is compatible with the projector's resolution or set the input signal to a lower setting. See "Timing chart" on page 55 for details. • If no signal is detected for 3 minutes, the projector automatically enters saving mode.
Operation 18 Adjusting the projected image Adjusting the projection angle The projector is equipped with 1 adjuster foot. It changes the image height and projection angle. To adjust the projector, screw the adjuster foot to fine- tune the horizontal angle. To retract the foot, screw the rear adjuster foot in a reverse direction. If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each other, the projected image becomes trapezoidal. To correct this situation, see "Correcting keystone" on page 19 for details. Auto-adjusting the image In some cases, you may need to optimize the picture quality. To do this, press AUTO on the projector or remote control. Within 3 seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto Adjustment function will re-adjust the values of Frequency and Clock to provide the best picture quality. The current source information will be displayed in the corner of the screen for 3 seconds. This function is only available when PC signal (analog RGB) is selected. Fine-tuning the image size and clarity Do not look into the lens while the lamp is on. The strong light from the lamp may cause damage to your eyes. Be careful when you press the quick- release button as it is close to the exhaust vent where hot air comes from. 1. Adjust the projected image to the size that you need using the zoom ring. 2. Sharpen the image by rotating the focus ring.
Operation 19 Correcting keystone Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either the top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen. To correct this, you will need to manually correct it following ONE of these steps. • Press / on the projector or remote control to display the Keystone correction page. Press to correct keystoning at the top of the image. Press to correct keystoning at the bottom of the image. • Using the OSD menu 1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted. 2. Press to highlight Keystone and press MODE/ENTER. The Keystone correction page appears. 3. Press to correct keystoning at the top of the image. Press to correct keystoning at the bottom of the image. Press / . Press / .
Operation 20 Using the menus The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various adjustments and settings. The OSD screenshots below are for reference only, and may differ from the actual design. Below is the overview of the OSD menu. The following example describes how to set the OSD language. 1. Press MENU/EXIT on the projector or remote control to turn the OSD menu on. 3. Press to highlight Language and press MODE/ENTER. 2. Use / to highlight the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu. 4. Press / / / to select a preferred language and press MODE/ENTER. 5. Press MENU/EXIT on the projector or remote control to leave and save the settings. Current input signal Main menu icon Main menu Sub-menu Highlight Press MENU/ EXIT to the previous page or to exit. Status DISPLAY Wall Color Aspect Ratio Keystone Position Phase H. Size Digital Zoom Off Auto 0 0 ENTER MENU Exit Analog RGB 3D Teaching Template DISPLAY Wall Color Aspect Ratio Position Phase H. Size Digital Zoom Keystone Analog RGB Off Auto 0 0 MENU Exit 3D Teaching Template SYSTEM SETUP: Basic Presentation Timer Language Projector Installation Operation Settings Panel Key Lock Splash Screen Background Color Analog RGB MENU Exit Front Table Off BenQ BenQ Menu Settings ENTER SYSTEM SETUP: Basic Presentation Timer Language Projector Installation Operation Settings Panel Key Lock Splash Screen Background Color Analog RGB MENU Exit Front Table Off BenQ BenQ Menu Settings
Operation 21 Securing the projector Using a security cable lock The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a lock, such as the Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington lock slot on the rear side of the projector. See item 17 on page 9 for details. A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer to the lock’s documentation for finding out how to use it. Utilizing the password function For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password functionality and subsequently forget the password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in this manual, and keep the manual in a safe place for later recall. Setting a password Once a password has been set and the power on lock is activated, the projector cannot be used unless the correct password is entered every time the projector is started. 1. Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER. The Security Settings page appears. 2. Highlight Change Security Settings and press MODE/ENTER. 3. As pictured to the right, the four arrow keys ( , , , ) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2, 3, 4). According to the password you desire to set, press the arrow keys to enter six digits for the password. 4. Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password. Once the password is set, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page. 5. To activate the Power On Lock function, press / to highlight Power On Lock and press / to select On. IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you ever forget it. Password: __ __ __ __ __ __ Keep this manual in a safe place. 6. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT. If you forget the password If the password function is activated, you will be asked to enter the six-digit password every time you turn on the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the password error message as pictured to the right will appear, and the INPUT PASSWORD message follows. You can retry by entering another six-digit password, or if you did not record the password in this INPUT NEW PASSWORD Back MENU Password Error Please try again.
Operation 22 manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use the password recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 22 for details. If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically shut down in a short time. Entering the password recall procedure 1. Press and hold AUTO on the projector or remote control for 3 seconds. The projector will display a coded number on the screen. 2. Write down the number and turn off your projector. 3. Seek help from the local BenQ service center to decode the number. You may be required to provide proof of purchase documentation to verify that you are an authorized user of the projector. Changing the password 1. Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced> Security Settings > Change Password menu. 2. Press MODE/ENTER. The message “INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD” appears. 3. Enter the old password. i. If the password is correct, another message “INPUT NEW PASSWORD” appears. ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message will appear, and the message “INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD” appears for your retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another password. 4. Enter a new password. IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you ever forget it. Password: __ __ __ __ __ __ Keep this manual in a safe place. 5. Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password. 6. You have successfully assigned a new password to the projector. Remember to enter the new password next time the projector is started. 7. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT. Disabling the password function To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings > Change Security Settings menu after opening the OSD menu system. Press MODE/ENTER. The message “INPUT PASSWORD” appears. Enter the current password. i. If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page. Press to highlight Power On Lock and press / to select Off. You will not have to enter the password next time when turning on the projector. Please write down the recall code, and contact BenQ Customer Center. Recall Code: 255 255 255 255 RECALL PASSWORD Exit MENU
Operation 23 ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message will appear, and the message “INPUT PASSWORD” appears for your retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another password. Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep the old password in hand should you ever need to re-activate the password function by entering the old password. Switching input signal The projector can be connected to multiple devices at the same time. However, it can only display one full screen at a time. When starting up, the projector automatically searches for the available signals. Be sure the Quick Auto Search function in the SOURCE menu is On if you want the projector to automatically search for the signals. To select the source: 1. Press SOURCE on the projector or remote control. A source selection bar appears. 2. Press / until your desired signal is selected and press MODE/ENTER. Once detected, the selected source information will display at the corner of the screen for seconds. If there is multiple equipment connected to the projector, repeat steps 1-2 to search for another signal. • The brightness level of the projected image will change accordingly when you switch between different input signals. Data (graphic) "PC" presentations using mostly static images are generally brighter than "Video" using mostly moving images (movies). • The native display resolution of this projector is in a 4:3 aspect ratio. For best display picture results, you should select and use an input signal which outputs at this resolution. Any other resolutions will be scaled by the projector depending upon the “aspect ratio” setting, which may cause some image distortion or loss of picture clarity. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 24 for details. Computer1/YPbPr1 Computer2/YPbPr2 S-Video S-Video Network Display USB Display USB Reader Video
Operation 24 Magnifying and searching for details If you need to find the details on the projected picture, magnify the picture. Use the direction arrow keys for navigating the picture. • Using the remote control 1. Press Digital Zoom+/- to display the Zoom bar. Press Digital Zoom+ to magnify the center of the picture. Press the key repeatedly until the picture size is suitable for your need. 2. Use the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to navigate the picture. 3. To restore the picture to its original size, press AUTO. You can also press Digital Zoom-. When the key is pressed again, the picture is further reduced until it is restored to the original size. • Using the OSD menu 1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted. 2. Press to highlight Digital Zoom and press MODE/ENTER. The Zoom bar appears. 3. Press Digital Zoom+ repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size. 4. To navigate the picture, press MODE/ENTER to switch to the panning mode and press the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to navigate the picture. 5. To reduce size of the picture, press AUTO to restore the picture to its original size. You can also press Digital Zoom- repeatedly until it is restored to the original size. The picture can only be navigated after it is magnified. You can further magnify the picture while searching for details. Selecting the aspect ratio The “aspect ratio” is the ratio of the image width to the image height. Most analog TV and some computers are in 4:3 ratio, and digital TV and DVDs are usually in 16:9 ratio. With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices like this projector can dynamically stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image input signal. To change the projected picture ratio (no matter what aspect the source is): • Using the remote control 1. Press Aspect to show the current setting. 2. Press Aspect repeatedly to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your display requirements. • Using the OSD menu 1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted. 2. Press to highlight Aspect Ratio. 3. Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your display requirements.
Operation 25 About the aspect ratio • In the pictures below, the black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active areas. • OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas. 1. Auto: Scales an image proportionally to fit the projector's native resolution in its horizontal or vertical width. This is suitable for the incoming image which is neither in 4:3 nor 16:9 and you want to make most use of the screen without altering the image's aspect ratio. 2. Real: The image is projected as its original resolution, and resized to fit within the display area. For input signals with lower resolutions, the projected image will display smaller than if resized to full screen. You could adjust the zoom setting or move the projector towards the screen to increase the image size if necessary. You may also need to refocus the projector after making these adjustments. 3. 4:3: Scales an image so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for 4:3 images like some computer monitors, standard definition TV and 4:3 aspect DVD movies, as it displays them without aspect alteration. 4. 16:9: Scales an image so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for images which are already in a 16:9 aspect, like high definition TV, as it displays them without aspect alteration. 5. 16:10: Scales an image so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for images which are already in a 16:10 aspect, as it displays them without aspect alteration. 15:9 picture 4:3 picture 16:9 picture 4:3 picture 16:9 picture 16:10 picture
Operation 26 Optimizing the image Using Wall Color In the situation where you are projecting onto a colored surface such as a painted wall which may not be white, the Wall Color feature can help correct the projected picture’s colors to prevent possible color difference between the source and projected pictures. To use this function, go to the DISPLAY > Wall Color menu and press / to select a color which is closest to the color of the projection surface. There are several precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and Blackboard. Selecting a picture mode The projector is preset with several predefined picture modes so that you can choose one to suit your operating environment and input signal picture type. To select an operation mode that suits your need, you can follow one of the following steps. • Press MODE/ENTER on the projector or remote control repeatedly until your desired mode is selected. • Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu and press / to select a desired mode. 1. Dynamic mode: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is suitable for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the projector in well lit rooms. 2. Presentation mode: Is designed for presentations. The brightness is emphasized in this mode to match PC and notebook coloring. 3. sRGB mode: Maximizes the purity of RGB colors to provide true-to-life images regardless of brightness setting. It is most suitable for viewing photos taken with an sRGB compatible and properly calibrated camera, and for viewing PC graphic and drawing applications such as AutoCAD. 4. Cinema mode: Is appropriate for playing colorful movies, video clips from digital cameras or DVs through the PC input for best viewing in a blackened (little light) environment. 5. 3D mode: Is appropriate for playing 3D images and 3D video clips. 6. User 1/User 2 mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current available picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 26 for details. Setting the User 1/User 2 mode There are two user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not suitable for your need. You can use one of the picture modes (except the User 1/2) as a starting point and customize the settings. 1. Press MENU/EXIT to open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. 2. Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu. 3. Press / to select User 1 or User 2. 4. Press to highlight Reference Mode. This function is only available when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected up in the Picture Mode sub-menu item. 5. Press / to select a picture mode that is closest to your need.
Operation 27 6. Press to select a menu item to be changed and adjust the value with / . See "Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes" below for details. Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes According to the detected signal type and selected picture mode, some of the below functions may not be available. Based on your needs, you can make adjustments to these functions by highlighting them and pressing / on the projector or remote control. Adjusting Brightness The higher the value, the brighter the image. And the lower the setting, the darker the image. Adjust this control so the black areas of the image appear just as black and that detail in the dark areas is visible. Adjusting Contrast The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this to set the peak white level after you have previously adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected input and viewing environment. Adjusting Color Lower setting produces less saturated colors. If the setting is too high, colors on the image will be overpowering, which makes the image unrealistic. Adjusting Tint The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the more greenish the picture becomes. Adjusting Sharpness The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the value, the softer the picture becomes. Adjusting Brilliant Color This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. It enables a greater than 50% brightness increase in mid-tone images, which are common in video and natural scenes, so the projector reproduces images in realistic and true colors. If you prefer images with that quality, select On. If you don’t need it, select Off. When Off is selected, the Color Temperature function is not available. Selecting a Color Temperature The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the signal type selected. 1. Cool: Makes images appear bluish white. 2. Normal: Maintains normal colorings for white. 3. Warm: Makes images appear reddish white. *About color temperatures: There are many different shades that are considered to be "white" for various purposes. One of the common methods of representing white color is known as the “color temperature”. A white color with a low color temperature appears to be reddish white. A white color with a high color temperature appears to have more blue in it. +50 +30 +70 0 -30 +30
Operation 28 Setting a preferred color temperature To set a preferred color temperature: 1. Highlight Color Temperature and select Warm, Normal or Cool by pressing / on the projector or remote control. 2. Press to highlight Color Temperature Fine Tuning and press MODE/ ENTER. The Color Temperature Fine Tuning page appears. 3. Press / to highlight the item you want to change and adjust the values by pressing / . • R Gain/G Gain/B Gain: Adjusts the contrast levels of Red, Green, and Blue. • R Offset/G Offset/B Offset: Adjusts the brightness levels of Red, Green, and Blue. 4. Press MENU/EXIT to exit and save the settings 3D Color Management In most installation situations, color management will not be necessary, such as in classroom, meeting room, or lounge room situations where lights remain on, or where building external windows allow daylight into the room. Only in permanent installations with controlled lighting levels such as boardrooms, lecture theaters, or home theaters, should color management be considered. Color management provides fine color control adjustment to allow for more accurate color reproduction, should you require it. Proper color management can only be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing conditions. You will need to use a colorimeter (color light meter), and provide a set of suitable source images to measure color reproduction. These tools are not provided with the projector, however, your projector supplier should be able to provide you with suitable guidance, or even an experienced professional installer. The Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted. When you select each color, you can independently adjust its range and saturation according to your preference. If you have purchased a test disc which contains various color test patterns and can be used to test the color presentation on monitors, TVs, projectors, etc, you can project any image from the disc on the screen and enter the 3D Color Management menu to make adjustments. To adjust the settings: 1. Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight 3D Color Management. 2. Press MODE/ENTER on the projector or remote control and the 3D Color Management page appears. 3. Highlight Primary Color and press / to select a color from among Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, or Magenta. 4. Press to highlight Hue and press / to select its range. Increase in the range will include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
Operation 29 Please refer to the illustration to the right for how the colors relate to each other. For example, if you select Red and set its range at 0, only pure red in the projected picture will be selected. Increasing its range will include red close to yellow and red close to magenta. 5. Press to highlight Saturation and adjust its values to your preference by pressing / . Every adjustment made will reflect to the image immediately. For example, if you select Red and set its value at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be affected. Saturation is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less saturated colors; a setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation is too high, that color will be overpowering and unrealistic. 6. Press to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing / . The contrast level of the primary color you select will be affected. Every adjustment made will reflect to the image immediately. 7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for other color adjustments. 8. Make sure you have made all of the desired adjustments. 9. Press MENU/EXIT to exit and save the settings. Resetting current or all picture modes 1. Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight Reset Picture Settings. 2. Press MODE/ENTER and press / to select Current or All. • Current: returns current picture mode to the factory preset settings. • All: returns all picture modes to the factory preset settings. Setting the presentation timer Presentation timer can indicate the presentation time on the screen to help you achieve better time management when giving presentations. Follow these steps to utilize this function: 1. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and press MODE/ENTER to display the Presentation Timer page. 2. Highlight Timer Period and decide the time period by pressing / . The length of time can be set from 1 to 5 minutes in 1-minute increments and 5 to 240 minutes in 5-minute increments. If the timer is already on, the timer will restart whenever the Timer Period is reset. 3. Press to highlight Timer Display and choose if you want the timer to show up on the screen by pressing / . RED BLUE GREEN Yellow Cyan Magenta Selection Description Always Displays the timer on screen throughout the presentation time. 3 min/2 min/1 min Displays the timer on screen in the last 3/2/1 minute(s). Never Hides the timer throughout the presentation time.
Operation 30 4. Press to highlight Timer Position and set the timer position by pressing / . 5. Press to highlight Timer Counting Direction and select your desired counting direction by pressing / . 6. Press to highlight Sound Reminder and decide if you want to activate sound reminder by pressing / . If you select On, a double beep sound will be heard at the last 30 seconds of counting down/up, and a triple beep sound will be produced when the timer is up. 7. To activate the presentation timer, press and press / to highlight On and press MODE/ENTER. 8. A confirmation message appears. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER on the projector or remote control to confirm. You will see the message “Timer is On” displaying on the screen. The timer starts counting when the timer is on. To cancel the timer, perform the following steps: 1. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and highlight Off. Press MODE/ENTER. A confirmation message appears. 2. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER to confirm. You will see the message “Timer is Off” displaying on the screen. Remote paging operations Connect the projector to your PC or notebook with a USB cable prior to using the paging function. See "Connection" on page 15 for details. You can operate your display software program (on a connected PC) which responds to page up/down commands (like Microsoft PowerPoint) by pressing Page Up/Page Down on the remote control. If remote paging function doesn't work, check if the USB connection is correctly made and the mouse driver on your computer is updated to the latest version. The remote paging function cannot work with Microsoft® Windows®98 operating system. Windows®XP or higher operating systems are recommended. Freezing the image Press Freeze on the remote control to freeze the image. The word “FREEZE” will display in the upper left corner of the screen. To release the function, press any key on the projector or remote control. If your remote control has the following keys, please note that they cannot be pressed to release the function: LASER, #1, #4, Page Up/Page Down, NETWORK, NETWORK SETTING. Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures are running on the video or other device. If the connected devices have active audio output, you will still hear the audio even though the image is frozen onscreen. Top-Left Bottom-Left Top-Right Bottom-Right Selection Description Count Up Increases from 0 to the preset time. Count Down Decreases from the preset time to 0.
Operation 31 Hiding the image In order to draw the audience's full attention to the presenter, you can use ECO BLANK on the projector or remote control to hide the screen image. When this function is activated with an audio input connected, the audio can still be heard. You can set the blank time in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Operation Settings > Blank Timer menu to let the projector return the image automatically after a period of time when there is no action taken on the blank screen. If the preset time spans are not suitable for your presentation, select Disable. No matter Blank Timer is activated or not, you can press most of the keys on the projector or remote control to restore the picture. Do not block the projection lens from projecting as this could cause the blocking object to become heated and deformed or even cause a fire. Locking control keys With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector settings from being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When the Panel Key Lock is on, no control keys on the projector will operate except POWER. 1. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock menu, and select On by pressing / on the projector or remote control. A confirmation message appears. 2. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER to confirm. To release panel key lock, use the remote control to enter the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock menu and press / to select Off. • Keys on the remote control are still active when panel key lock is enabled. • If you turn off the projector without disabling panel key lock, the projector will still be in locked status the next time it is turned on. Operating in a high altitude environment We recommend you use the High Altitude Mode when your environment is between 1500 m –3000 m above sea level, and ambient temperature is between 0°C –30°C. Do not use the High Altitude Mode if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and ambient temperature is between 0°C and 35°C. The projector will be over cooled, if you turn the mode on under such a condition. To activate the High Altitude Mode: 1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu is highlighted. 2. Press to highlight High Altitude Mode and press / select On. A confirmation message appears. 3. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER. Operation under "High Altitude Mode" may cause a higher decibel operating noise level because of increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system cooling and performance. If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it may display auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your projector from over- heating. In cases like this, you should switch to High Altitude mode to solve these
Operation 32 symptoms. However, this is not to state that this projector can operate under any and all harsh or extreme conditions. Adjusting the sound The sound adjustments made as below will have an effect on the projector speaker(s). Be sure you have made a correct connection to the projector audio input. See "Connection" on page 15 for how the audio input is connected. Muting the sound To temporarily turn off the sound: 1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu is highlighted. 2. Press to highlight Audio Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Audio Settings page appears. 3. Highlight Mute and press / to select On. If available, you can also press Mute on the remote control to toggle projector audio between on and off. Adjusting the sound level To adjust the sound level, press Volume +/- or / , or: 1. Repeat steps 1-2 above. 2. Press to highlight Volume and press / to select a desired sound level. Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone To turn off the ring tone: 1. Repeat steps 1-2 above. 2. Press to highlight Power On/Off Ring Tone and press / to select Off. The only way to change Power On/Off Ring Tone is setting On or Off here. Setting the sound mute or changing the sound level will not affect the Power On/Off Ring Tone. Using the test pattern The projector is able to display the grid test pattern. It helps you adjust the image size and focus and check that the projected image is free from distortion. To display the test pattern, open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Test Pattern and press / to select On.
Operation 33 Using the teaching templates The projector provides several preset patterns for various teaching purposes. To activate the pattern: 1. Open the OSD menu and go to the DISPLAY > Teaching Template and press / to select Blackboard or Whiteboard. 2. Press / to choose the pattern you need. 3. Press MODE/ENTER to activate the pattern. Teaching Template Whiteboard Blackboard Letter Formation Worksheet Coordinate Chart
Operation 34 Shutting down the projector 1. Press POWER and a confirmation message will display prompting you. If you don't respond in a few seconds, the message will disappear. 2. Press POWER a second time. The POWER indicator light flashes orange, the projection lamp shuts down, and the fans will continue to run for approximately 90 seconds to cool down the projector. To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling process. To shorten the cooling time, you can also activate the Quick cooling function. See "Quick Cooling" on page 41 for details. 3. Once the cooling process finishes, a "Power Off Ring Tone" will be heard. The POWER indicator light is a steady orange and fans stop. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet. • To turn off the power ring tone, see "Turning off the Power On/ Off Ring Tone" on page 32 for details. • If the projector is not properly shut down, to protect the lamp, when you attempt to re-start the projector, the fans will run for a few minutes to cool down. Press POWER again to start the projector after the fans stop and the POWER indicator light turns orange. • Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Direct power off The AC power cord can be pulled out right after the projector is turned off. To protect the lamp, wait about 10 minutes before re-starting the projector. (When you attempt to re-start the projector, the fans may run for a few minutes to cool down. In such cases, press POWER again to start the projector after the fans stop and the POWER indicator light turns orange.)
Operation 35 Menu operation Menu system Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type selected and the projector model you are using. Main menu Sub-menu Options 1. DISPLAY Wall Color Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light Green/Blue/ Blackboard Aspect Ratio Auto/Real/4:3/16:9/16:10 Keystone Position Phase H. Size Digital Zoom 3D 3D Mode Top Bottom/Frame Sequential/Side by Side/Off 3D Sync Invert Disable/Invert Save 3D Settings 3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/ 3D Settings 3 Apply 3D Settings 3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/ 3D Settings 3/Off Teaching Template Blackboard Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/ Coordinate Chart Whiteboard Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/ Coordinate Chart 2. PICTURE Picture Mode Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D)/User 1/User 2 Reference Mode Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D) Brightness Contrast Color Tint Sharpness Brilliant Color On/Off Color Temperature Cool/Normal/Warm Color Temperature Fine Tuning R Gain/G Gain/B Gain/R Offset/G Offset/B Offset 3D Color Management Primary Color R/G/B/C/M/Y Hue Saturation Gain Reset Picture Settings Current/All/Cancel 3. SOURCE Quick Auto Search On/Off
Operation 36 Main menu Sub-menu Options 4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic Presentation Timer Timer Period 1~240 minutes Timer Display Always/3 min/2 min/1 min/Never Timer Position Top-Left/Bottom-Left/Top-Right/ Bottom-Right Timer Counting Direction Count Down/Count Up Sound Reminder On/Off On/Off Language Projector Installation Front Table/Rear Table/Rear Ceiling/Front Ceiling Menu Settings Menu Display Time 5 sec/10 sec/20 sec/30 sec/Always Menu Position Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/ Bottom-Right/Bottom-Left Reminder Message On/Off Operation Settings Direct Power On On/Off Signal Power On On/Off Auto Power Off Disable/3 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25 min/30 min Quick Cooling On/Off Instant Restart On/Off Blank Timer Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20 min/25 min/30 min Sleep Timer Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4 hr/ 8 hr/12 hr Panel Key Lock On/Off Background Color BenQ/Black/Blue/Purple Splash Screen BenQ/Black/Blue
Operation 37 Note that the menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid signal. If there is no equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited menu items are accessible. Main menu Sub-menu Options 5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced High Altitude Mode On/Off Audio Settings Mute On/Off Volume Power On/Off Ring Tone On/Off Lamp Settings Lamp Mode Normal/Economic/SmartEco/ LampSave Reset Lamp Timer Lamp Timer Security Settings Change Password Change Security Settings Power On Lock On/Off Baud Rate 2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/ 38400/57600/115200 Test Pattern On/Off Closed Caption Closed Caption Enable On/Off Caption Version CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4 Standby Settings Monitor Out On/Off Audio Pass Through Off/Audio in Reset All Settings 6. INFORMATION Current System Status • Source • Picture Mode • Lamp Mode • Resolution • 3D Format • Color System • Lamp Usage Time • Firmware Version
Operation 38 Description of each menu Function Description Wall Color Corrects the projected picture’s color when the projection surface is not white. See "Using Wall Color" on page 26 for details. Aspect Ratio There are several options to set the image's aspect ratio depending on your input signal source. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 24 for details. Keystone Corrects any keystoning of the image. See "Correcting keystone" on page 19 for details. Position Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected image, use the directional arrow keys. The values shown on the lower position of the page change with every key press you made until they reach their maximum or minimum. This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected. Phase Adjusts the clock phase to reduce image distortion. This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected. H. Size Adjusts the horizontal width of the image. This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected. Digital Zoom Magnifies or reduces the projected image. See "Magnifying and searching for details" on page 24 for details. 1. DISPLAY menu
Operation 39 Function Description 3D This projector features a 3D function which enables you to enjoy the 3D movies, videos, and sporting events in a more realistic way by presenting the depth of the images. You need to wear a pair of 3D glasses to view the 3D images. 3D Mode The default setting is OFF. Press / to choose a preferred 3D mode. When the 3D function is on: • The brightness level of the projected image will decrease. • The Picture Mode cannot be adjusted. 3D Sync Invert When you discover the inversion of the image depth, enable this function to correct the problem. Save 3D Settings When you have successfully displayed the 3D contents after making the appropriate adjustments, you can enable this function and choose a set of 3D settings to memorize current 3D settings. Apply 3D Settings After the 3D settings are saved, you can decide if you would like to apply them by choosing a set of 3D settings that you have saved. Once applied, the projector will automatically play the incoming 3D contents if it matches the 3D settings saved. Only the set(s) of 3D settings with memorized data is available. Teaching Template See "Using the teaching templates" on page 33 for details. 1. DISPLAY menu
Operation 40 Function Description Picture Mode Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your projector image set-up to suit your program type. See "Selecting a picture mode" on page 26 for details. Reference Mode Selects a picture mode that best suits your need for the image quality and further fine-tune the image based on the selections listed on the same page below. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 26 for details. Brightness Adjusts the brightness of the image. See "Adjusting Brightness" on page 27 for details. Contrast Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the image. See "Adjusting Contrast" on page 27 for details. Color Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a video image. See "Adjusting Color" on page 27 for details. This function is only available when a Video, S-Video or Component Video signal is selected. Tint Adjusts the red and green color tones of the image. See "Adjusting Tint" on page 27 for details. This function is only available when a Video or S-Video signal is selected and the system format is NTSC. Sharpness Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer. See "Adjusting Sharpness" on page 27 for details. This function is only available when a Video, S-Video or Component Video signal is selected. Brilliant Color See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 27 for details. Color Temperature See "Selecting a Color Temperature" on page 27 for details. Color Temperature Fine Tuning See "Setting a preferred color temperature" on page 28 for details. 3D Color Management See "3D Color Management" on page 28 for details. Reset Picture Settings See "Resetting current or all picture modes" on page 29 for details. Quick Auto Search See "Switching input signal" on page 23 for details. 2. PICTURE menu 3. SOURCE menu
Operation 41 Function Description Presentation Timer Reminds the presenter to finish the presentation within a certain time frame. See "Setting the presentation timer" on page 29 for details. Language Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. See "Using the menus" on page 20 for details. Projector Installation The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or more mirrors. See "Choosing a location" on page 13 for details. Menu Settings Menu Display Time Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key press. Menu Position Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position. Reminder Message Sets the reminder messages on or off. Operation Settings Direct Power On Allows the projector to turn on automatically once the power is fed through the power cord. Signal Power On Sets whether to turn the projector directly on without pressing POWER or ON when the projector is in standby mode and the signal is feed through the VGA cable. Auto Power Off Allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected after a set period of time. See "Setting Auto Power Off" on page 46 for details. Quick Cooling Enables or disables the Quick Cooling function. Selecting On enables the function and projector cooling time will be shortened from a normal 90-second duration to approximately 15 seconds. This function is only available when Instant Restart is off. Instant Restart Selecting On enables you to restart the projector immediately within 90 seconds after turning it off. Blank Timer Sets the image blank time when the Blank feature is activated, once elapsed the image will return to the screen. See "Hiding the image" on page 31 for details. Sleep Timer Sets the auto-shutdown timer. 4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu
Operation 42 Function Description Panel Key Lock Disables or enables all panel key functions except POWER on the projector and keys on the remote control. See "Locking control keys" on page 31 for details. Background Color Sets the background color for the projector. Splash Screen Allows you to select which logo screen will display during projector start-up. High Altitude Mode A mode for operation in high altitude areas. See "Operating in a high altitude environment" on page 31 for details. Audio Settings See "Adjusting the sound" on page 32 for details. Lamp Settings Lamp Mode See "Setting the Lamp Mode" on page 46 for details. Reset Lamp Timer See "Resetting the lamp timer" on page 50 for details. Lamp Timer See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 46 for details on how the total lamp hour is calculated. Security Settings See "Utilizing the password function" on page 21 for details. Baud Rate Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computer’s so that you can connect the projector using a suitable RS-232 cable and update or download the projector’s firmware. This function is intended for qualified service personnel. Test Pattern See "Using the test pattern" on page 32 for details. 4. SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu 5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
Operation 43 Function Description Closed Caption Closed Caption Enable Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal carries closed captions. • Captions: An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration, and sound effects of TV programs and videos that are closed captioned (usually marked as "CC" in TV listings). Caption Version Selects a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions, select CC1, CC2, CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the primary language in your area). Standby Settings Monitor Out Selecting On enables the function. The projector can output a VGA signal when it is in standby mode and the COMPUTER 1 jack is correctly connected to devices. See "Connection" on page 15 for how to make the connection. Audio Pass Through Press / to choose the source that you wish to use in operation mode. See "Connection" on page 15 for how to make the connection. When the corresponding jacks are correctly connected to the device, the projector can output an audio signal to the external speaker when it is in standby mode. The built-in speaker(s) will be muted in standby mode. Enabling this function slightly increases the standby power consumption. Reset All Settings Returns all settings to the factory preset values. The following settings will still remain: Keystone, User 1, User 2, Reference Mode, 3D Color Management, Reset Picture Settings, Projector Installation, Language, High Altitude Mode, Security Settings, Baud Rate, Reset All Settings and Current System Status. 5. SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu
Operation 44 Function Description Current System Status Source Shows the current signal source. Picture Mode Shows the selected mode in the PICTURE menu. Lamp Mode Shows the current lamp mode. Resolution Shows the native resolution of the input signal. 3D Format Shows the current 3D mode. Color System Shows input system format. Lamp Usage Time Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used. Firmware Version Shows the firmware version of your projector. 6. INFORMATION menu
Maintenance 45 Maintenance Care of the projector Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you need to do on a regular basis is to keep the lens and case clean. Never remove any parts of the projector. Contact your dealer if other parts need replacing. Cleaning the lens Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. Please be sure to turn off the projector and let it cool down completely before cleaning the lens. • Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust. • If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface. • Never use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner, scouring powder, or volatile solvent, such as alcohol, benzene, thinner or insecticide. Using such materials or maintaining prolonged contact with rubber or vinyl materials may result in damage to the projector surface and cabinet material. Cleaning the projector case Before you clean the case, turn the projector off using the proper shutdown procedure as described in "Shutting down the projector" on page 34 and unplug the power cord. • To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, lint-free cloth. • To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral pH detergent. Then wipe the case. Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case. Storing the projector If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please follow the instructions below: • Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommended range for the projector. Please refer to "Specifications" on page 53 or consult your dealer about the range. • Retract the adjuster feet. • Remove the battery from the remote control. • Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent. Transporting the projector It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
Maintenance 46 Lamp information Getting to know the lamp hour When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically calculated by the built-in timer. Total (equivalent) lamp hour = 2.5 x (hours used in Normal mode) + 1.67 x (hours used in Economic mode) + 1.54 x (hours used in SmartEco mode) + 1.00 x (hours used in LampSave mode). To obtain the lamp hour information: 1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / to highlight the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu. 2. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp Settings page appears. 3. Select Lamp Timer to display lamp usage information. 4. To leave the menu, press MENU/EXIT. You can also get the lamp hour information on the INFORMATION menu. Extending lamp life The projection lamp is a consumable item that normally can last up to 3000-4000 hours with proper usage. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the following settings via the OSD menu. • Setting the Lamp Mode Setting the projector in Economic, SmartEco or LampSave mode extends the lamp operation life. To set Economic, SmartEco or LampSave mode, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings > Lamp Mode menu and press / . • Setting Auto Power Off This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected after a set period of time to prevent unnecessary waste of lamp life. To set Auto Power Off, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Operation Settings > Auto Power Off menu and press / . If the preset time lengths are not suitable for your presentation, select Disable. The projector will not automatically shut down in a certain time period. Lamp mode Description Normal Provides full lamp brightness Economic Lowers brightness to extend the lamp life and decreases the fan noise SmartEco Adjusts the lamp power automatically depending on the content brightness level LampSave Adjusts the lamp power automatically and lowers the brightness to extend the lamp life
Maintenance 47 Timing of replacing the lamp When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to replace the lamp, please consult your dealer or go to http://www.BenQ.com before installing a new lamp. An old lamp may cause a malfunction in the projector and in some instances the lamp may explode. The LAMP indicator light and TEMPerature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too hot. Turn the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator still lights up after turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See "Indicators" on page 51 for details. The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp. The "XXXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models. Status Message Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the projector is normally run with Economic selected (See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 46), you may continue to operate the projector until the next lamp warning appears. Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message. It is strongly recommended that you replace the lamp at this age. The lamp is a consumable item. The lamp brightness diminishes with use. This is normal lamp behavior. You can replace the lamp whenever you notice that the brightness level has significantly diminished. Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message. The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector will operate normally. Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message. OK Order Replacement Lamp Equivalent lamp hour > XXXX hours Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com Notice OK Replace Lamp soon Equivalent lamp hour > XXXX hours Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com Notice OK Replace Lamp Now Equivalent lamp hour > XXXX hours Lamp usage time exceeded Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com Notice OK Out of Lamp Usage Time Replace lamp (Refer to user manual) Then reset lamp timer Order a new lamp at www.BenQ.com WARNING
Maintenance 48 Replacing the lamp (FOR SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY) • To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cord before changing the lamp. • To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before replacing the lamp. • To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when removing lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces. • To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching the lens, do not touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed. • This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of this lamp in a proper manner. • To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a qualified projector lamp for lamp replacement. • If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling, make sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury or damage to the human eyes caused by fractured lamp. • Ensure good ventilation when handling broken lamps. We recommend that you use respirators, safety glasses, goggles or face shield and wear protective clothing such as gloves. 1. Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the power outlet. If the lamp is hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has cooled. 2. Loosen the screw(s) that secures the lamp cover on the side of the projector until the lamp cover loosens. 3. Open the lamp cover. 4. Remove the lamp cover from the projector. • Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed. • Do not insert your fingers between the lamp and the projector. The sharp edges inside the projector may cause injuries. 1 2
Maintenance 49 5. Disconnect the lamp connector from the projector as illustrated. 6. Loosen the screw that secures the lamp. 7. Lift the handle so that it stands up. 8. Use the handle to slowly pull the lamp out of the projector. • Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break and scatter broken glass in the projector. • Do not place the lamp in locations where water might splash on it, children can reach it, or near flammable materials. • Do not insert your hands into the projector after the lamp is removed. If you touch the optical components inside, it could cause color unevenness and distortion of the projected images. 9. As shown in the figure, lower the new lamp. 10. Tighten the screw that secures the lamp. 11. Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and locked in place. 12. Reconnect the lamp connector. • Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could result in malfunction. • Do not over tighten the screw. 13. Replace the lamp cover on the projector. 3 2 1 4 1 3 2
Maintenance 50 16. Connect the power and restart the projector. Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed. Resetting the lamp timer 17. After the startup logo, open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp Settings page appears. Highlight Reset Lamp Timer. A warning message appears asking if you want to reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and press MODE/ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to “0”. Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage. 14. Close the lamp cover. 15. Tighten the screw(s) that secures the lamp cover. • Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could result in malfunction. • Do not over tighten the screw. 2 1
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