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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Video projector
  • Model/name: XJ-A241
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English

Table of Contents

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DATA PROJECTOR
XJ-A141/XJ-A146*
XJ-A241/XJ-A246*
XJ-A251/XJ-A256*
User’s Guide
z Be sure to read the precautions in the separate Setup Guide.
z Be sure to keep all user documentation handy for future
reference.
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* USB Port Models
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z DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments of the United States.
z Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other countries.
z HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
z XGA is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation of the United States.
z Other company and product names may be registered product names or trademarks of their
respective owners.
z Portions of this product are based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
z The contents of this User’s Guide are subject to change without notice.
z Copying of this manual, either in part or its entirety is forbidden. You are allowed to use this
manual for your own personal use. Any other use is forbidden without the permission of CASIO
COMPUTER CO., LTD.
z CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any lost profits or claims from third
parties arising out of the use of this product or this manual.
z CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or lost profits due to loss of
data due to malfunction or maintenance of this product, or any other reason.
z The sample screens shown in this manual are for illustrative purposes only, and may not be
exactly the same as the screens actually produced by the product.
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Contents
About this manual... ...............................................................................5
Projector Overview ......................................................... 6
Projector Features and Main Functions .................................................6
Remote Controller and Projector Keys...................................................8
Back Terminals.......................................................................................9
Loading Remote Controller Batteries.....................................................9
Setting Up the Projector.......................................................................10
Setup Precautions................................................................................10
Connecting to an Image Output Device...................... 11
Connecting the Analog RGB Output of a
Computer to the Projector....................................................................11
Connecting the HDMI Output of a Video Device or
Computer to the Projector....................................................................12
Connecting to a Video Device..............................................................13
Connection to a composite video output .................................................................. 13
Connection to a component video output................................................................. 13
Operation During Projection ........................................ 14
Selecting the Input Source...................................................................14
To select a different input source .............................................................................. 14
Resolution.................................................................................................................. 14
Image Operations During Projection ....................................................15
Adjusting Image Brightness....................................................................................... 15
To use manual keystone correction........................................................................... 15
Selecting the Color Mode .......................................................................................... 16
Zooming an Image..................................................................................................... 16
Momentarily Blanking the Image and Muting the Audio............................................ 17
Freezing an Image...................................................................................................... 17
Displaying a Pointer in the Projected Image.............................................................. 18
Changing the Aspect Ratio of the Projected Image .................................................. 19
Adjusting the Volume Level..................................................................20
To adjust the volume level ......................................................................................... 20
To mute the audio...................................................................................................... 20
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Presentation Timer ...............................................................................21
Eco Mode (Power Saving, Low Noise) .................................................23
To select the Eco Mode............................................................................................. 23
Using the [FUNC] Key ..........................................................................24
Configuring Advanced Projector Settings.................. 25
Basic Setup Menu Operations .............................................................25
Displaying the Setup Menu........................................................................................ 25
Configuring Setup Menu Settings.............................................................................. 25
Basic Setup Menu Example....................................................................................... 26
Direct Power On......................................................................................................... 27
Password Protecting the Projector ......................................................28
Inputting a Password................................................................................................. 28
Using the Password Feature...................................................................................... 28
Entering the Password when Turning On the Projector ............................................ 30
Restoring Projector Settings to Their Initial Factory Defaults ..............31
Setup Menu Contents ..........................................................................33
Image Adjustment 1 Main Menu................................................................................ 33
Image Adjustment 2 Main Menu................................................................................ 35
Volume Adjustment Main Menu................................................................................. 35
Screen Settings Main Menu....................................................................................... 36
Input Settings Main Menu.......................................................................................... 38
Option Settings 1 Main Menu .................................................................................... 39
Option Settings 2 Main Menu .................................................................................... 40
USB Settings Main Menu (USB Port Models Only) ................................................... 42
Wireless Main Menu (USB Port Models Only) ........................................................... 42
Operational Info Main Menu ...................................................................................... 42
Restore All Defaults Main Menu................................................................................. 42
Cleaning the Projector.................................................. 43
Cleaning the Projector Exterior ............................................................43
Cleaning the Lens.................................................................................43
Cleaning Intake and Exhaust Vents......................................................43
Troubleshooting ............................................................ 44
Indicators..............................................................................................44
Error Indicators and Warning Messages..............................................44
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Projector Troubleshooting....................................................................47
Appendix ........................................................................ 49
Remote Controller Signal Range..........................................................49
Projection Distance and Screen Size ...................................................50
Aspect Ratio Setting and Projection Image .........................................51
Supported Signals................................................................................53
Specifications.......................................................................................55
All of the operations in this manual are explained using the remote controller that comes with the
projector.
About this manual...
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Projector Overview
This section describes the features of the projector, and explains the functions of the projector and
remote controller keys.
XJ-A141/XJ-A146/XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256
z Mercury-free Hybrid Light Source:
A CASIO-original laser and LED hybrid light source delivers high luminance from 2,500 to
3,000 lumens. This projector does not use a mercury lamp, making it environmentally friendly.
z Slim and compact:
A4 file size and approximately 43 mm slim. Compact enough to install or use just about anywhere.
z HDMI video/audio input:
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) input support enables direct connectivity with today’s
HDMI enabled notebook PCs, high-definition video devices (BD, HD DVD, DVD players, etc.), and
games. The projector supports image projection and audio output from these devices.
z Wide projection range:
A wide angle 2X zoom allows projection even when projector-to-screen distance is severely limited.
When using a projection size of 60 inches, projection can be performed from a distance of
1.4 meters (XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256) or 1.7 meters (XJ-A141/XJ-A146).
z A wide selection of input sources:
Analog RGB, composite video, component video (Y·Cb·Cr, Y·Pb·Pr), and HDMI input sources are
supported.
z Intelligent Brightness Control function (Eco Mode):
The projector senses surrounding light levels and adjusts projection brightness automatically as
required for efficient low-power operation. (Requires “Eco Mode” setting to be set to “On (Auto)”.)
z Pointer:
The remote controller can be used to select one of a variety of different pointers for use during
projection.
z Direct Power On:
The projector can be configured to turn on automatically and start projecting as soon as it is
plugged into a power outlet.
Projector Features and Main Functions
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XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256
z WXGA Resolution:
The XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 models support WXGA (1280 × 800) resolution for optimal
viewing of content formatted for today’s widescreen displays. This makes it perfect for projecting
images from widescreen notebook PCs and HD video input sources.
XJ-A146/XJ-A246/XJ-A256
z Projection of Data from USB Memory or a Memory Card without a Computer:
USB memory or a memory card (using a commercially available USB card reader) can be connected
directly to the projector’s USB port. The projector comes with special software for converting
PowerPoint presentation data to a format that can be stored to USB memory or a memory card and
projected without using a computer. Images and movies also can be projected directly from USB
memory or a memory card.
z Multi Projection Camera (YC-400, YC-430) Connection:
A CASIO Multi Projection Camera can be connected directly to the projector’s USB port for fine
resolution projection of documents and other images. Document camera capabilities allow
projection of data without going through a computer.
z Graphic Scientific Function Calculator Connection:
Certain CASIO graphic scientific calculator models can be connected directly to the projector’s
USB port for projection of the calculator screen contents.
z Projection of Computer Screen Contents via Wireless LAN:
The projector comes with a wireless LAN adapter. After a wireless LAN connection is established,
the contents of the computer screen can be sent to the projector for projection.
z Support for Wireless projection from MobiShow:
You can install AWIND’s MobiShow (client software for wireless connection to a projector) on a
smartphone or mobile terminal, and then use the projector to project photographs and presentation
files stored in the smartphone or terminal memory.
* Note that the type of terminal and the MobiShow version can limit certain functions or can even
make projection impossible.
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Operations in this manual are presented based on the remote controller that comes with the projector.
Major operation keys are also provided on the projector unit, so the most of the same procedures can
also be performed directly on the projector.
Remote Controller Keys
The remote controller does not come with batteries loaded. You need to load the two supplied
batteries before use.
Important!
To avoid running down the batteries, store the remote control unit so its keys are not pressed
inadvertently.
Projector Keys and Indicators
Remote Controller and Projector Keys
Remote control signal emitter
CLASS 1 LED PRODUCT
Cursor keys (S/T/W/X)
[ENTER] key ([STYLE] key)
[D-ZOOM +] [D-ZOOM –] keys
[KEYSTONE +] [KEYSTONE –] keys
[POINTER] key
[FUNC] key
[AUTO] key
[BLANK] key
[FREEZE] key
[COLOR MODE] key
[VOLUME] key
[BRIGHT] key ([O] key)
[ECO] key ([f] key)
[ASPECT] key ([Z] key)
[INPUT] key
[MENU] key
[ZOOM +] [ZOOM –] keys
[FOCUS S] [FOCUS T] keys
[P] (Power) key
[TIMER] key
[ESC] key
TEMP indicator [FOCUS] key
LIGHT indicator [ENTER] key
POWER/STANDBY indicator [MENU] key
[P] (Power) key
[ESC] key
[INPUT] key
Cursor keys (q/w/U/I)
[AUTO] key
[ZOOM] key
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Depending on your projector, the orientation of the ports and terminals may be opposite from those
shown in the illustration below. Functions and use of the ports and terminals are the same as
described in this manual, regardless of their orientation.
* This serial port is for connecting a separately available special cable (YK-5) to control the projector
from a computer.
Important!
Be sure to use alkaline batteries only.
Replacing Remote Controller Batteries
Open the battery cover on the back of the remote controller, replace the old batteries with new ones,
and then close the battery cover.
Back Terminals
Loading Remote Controller Batteries
*Caution
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
1. Open the battery cover on the back
of the remote controller.
2. Load two new batteries into the
case, making sure that their positive
(+) and negative (–) ends are facing
correctly.
3. Close the battery cover on the back of the remote controller.
Serial port*
COMPUTER terminal
USB port
(XJ-A146/XJ-A246/XJ-A256 only)
Power connector
Anti-theft lock hole
Intake vents
AV terminal
HDMI port
Speaker
Remote control signal receiver
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Locate the projector on a desk, table, or stand that is firm and level. Make sure that you allow
sufficient space around the sides and back of the projector for proper ventilation. The following
illustrations show how the projector should be oriented for optimum projection relative to the screen.
z The projector can be configured for projection from the back of a screen. For details, see
“Projection Mode” (page 37) under “Screen Settings Main Menu”.
z Use a conveniently located power outlet that you can reach easily when you need to unplug the
projector.
z Do not allow any objects to be within the area indicated by the dashed line below, which is an area
within 30cm (11.8 inches) of the projector. Keep all obstacles and other objects at least 30cm away
from the projector’s vents.
z Airflow from air conditioning equipment can blow the heat being exhausted from the area around
the projector’s lens in a way that causes heat ripples to appear in the projected image. If this
happens, adjust the airflow of the air conditioning equipment or move the projector.
Setting Up the Projector
XJ-A141/XJ-A146 XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256
Make sure the projector is at a right angle to the screen. Position the projector so the lens side is at the edge of the table,
etc.
Setup Precautions
Screen Screen
Intake vents
Exhaust vents
30cm
(11.8 inches)
Intake vents
Intake vents
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Connecting to an Image Output Device
Connect the projector’s COMPUTER terminal to the RGB terminal of a computer as shown in the
illustration below.
Important!
z Always turn off the projector and the computer before connecting them.
z Take care so the volume level of the computer is not set too high.
Connecting the Analog RGB Output of a Computer to
the Projector
Bundled mini D-Sub cable
Audio cable (commercially available)
AV terminal
To monitor terminal
(analog RGB output terminal)
COMPUTER terminal
To line output terminal
Projector Computer
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The projector supports projection and output of HDMI video and audio output from a computer or
video device.
Important!
Turn off the projector and the computer or video device before connecting them.
z You will need to obtain a commercially available HDMI cable with a connector that matches the
terminal of the output device on one end and a connector that matches the projector’s HDMI port
(HDMI Type A Socket) on the other end.
z For information about HDMI video signal supported by the projector, see page 54.
z The projector supports L-PCM 32kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz HDMI audio signals.
Connecting the HDMI Output of a Video Device or
Computer to the Projector
Projector
HDMI port
To HDMI output terminal
Computer or video device
HDMI cable (commercially available)
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The projector is able to project images from the composite video output or component video output of
a connected video device.
Important!
Always turn off the projector and the video device before connecting them.
Connection to a composite video output
z You can use the bundled special AV cable to connect to a pin jack (RCA) type video output terminal.
When connecting a video camera or other video device with a special video output terminal, use the
special cable that comes with the video device. For details, see the documentation that comes with
the video device.
Connection to a component video output
z Component video output terminals come in 3-terminal sets: Y·Cb·Cr or Y·Pb·Pr. Be sure to match
the colors of the plugs on a component video cable with the colors of the terminals (Green: Y;
Blue: Cb/Pb; Red: Cr/Pr).
z Note that connection only to an analog component video output terminal is supported.
Connection to a digital output terminal is not supported.
Connecting to a Video Device
Video device
Bundled special AV cable
Projector
Yellow Red
To video output
terminal
To audio output
terminals
White
AV terminal
Projector
COMPUTER terminal
AV terminal
Bundled special AV cable
Component video cable (commercially available)
To component video
output terminals
To audio output
terminals
Video device
Yellow
(Not connected)
Red
White
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Operation During Projection
Turning on the projector initially causes the same input source that was selected the last time it was
turned off to be selected.
To select a different input source
1. Press the [INPUT] key.
z This displays the input source selection screen.
2. Use the [T] and [S] keys to select the name of the input source you want to
select and then press the [ENTER] key.
z The name of the input source you select appears in the upper right corner of the projection
screen for a few seconds.
z The message “No signal input.” will appear if no input signal can be selected.
Resolution
Depending on the projector model, its video resolution will be fixed at XGA (1024 × 768 pixels) or
WXGA (1280 × 800 pixels). Images may appear coarse, text and other figures may be difficult to read
or a moire pattern may appear when the input signal from a computer does not match the projector’s
video resolution. If this happens, try doing the following.
z Change the computer’s output resolution setting so it matches the projector’s video resolution.
For information about the video resolution of your projector, see the “DLP chip” item of the
“Specifications” (page 55). See the user documentation that comes with your computer for details
about changing its settings.
z Change the “Aspect Ratio” setting to “True” (Applies only to models that support WXGA video
resolution).
With the “True” setting, the projector projects the input signal at its actual size (1 input source dot
equal to one projector output pixel dot).
For information about configuring the Aspect Ratio setting, see “Changing the Aspect Ratio of the
Projected Image” (page 19).
Selecting the Input Source
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You can perform the following operations while projecting an image.
z Image brightness adjustment
z Manual keystone correction
z Color mode selection
z Image zooming
z Momentarily blanking the image and muting the audio
z Image freeze
z Pointer display in the projected image
z Aspect ratio switching
Adjusting Image Brightness
Note
(for USB port model users)
Use the setup menu (page 25) to adjust image brightness when the input source is an external
device connected to the USB port or via the wireless adapter.
1. Press the [BRIGHT] key.
z This displays the brightness adjustment window.
2. Use the [W] and [X] keys to adjust image brightness.
3. To hide the window, press the [ESC] key.
To use manual keystone correction
The projector has a keystone correction feature that prevents
distortion of the projected image when projecting from an
angle. The projector detects when it is at a vertical angle to the
screen and performs keystone correction automatically.
You can use the [KEYSTONE +] and [KEYSTONE –] keys to
adjust keystone correction manually.
Image Operations During Projection
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Selecting the Color Mode
You can select from among various different color mode settings in accordance with image contents
and projection conditions.
Important!
The color mode cannot be selected in the following cases.
z When “Off” is selected for the Eco Mode setting (page 23)
To change the color mode
1. Press the [COLOR MODE] key.
z This displays the color mode selection window. The currently selected color mode is the one
whose button is selected (filled in).
2. Use the [T] and [S] keys to move the highlighting to the color mode you want to
select, and then press the [ENTER] key.
z This will select the button next to the highlighted color mode name.
z For details on what each color mode does, see “Color Mode” (page 34) under “Image
Adjustment 1 Main Menu”.
3. To hide the window, press the [ESC] key.
Zooming an Image
1. Press the [D-ZOOM +] key.
z This will enlarge the center of the projected image one step.
2. To zoom in on the center of the projected image more, press the [D-ZOOM +]
key again. To zoom out, press the [D-ZOOM –] key.
z Each press of [D-ZOOM +] zooms in (increases the zoom factor), while [D-ZOOM –] zooms
out. Holding down either key continuously scrolls the zoom factor.
3. While an image is zoomed, use the [S], [T], [W], and [X] keys to scroll the view
to other parts of the image.
4. To exit the zoom operation, press the [ESC] key.
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Momentarily Blanking the Image and Muting the Audio
1. Press the [BLANK] key.
z This temporarily blanks the image (projecting a black screen) and mutes the audio.
2. To resume normal image and sound, press the [BLANK] key (or [ESC] key).
Note
You can specify projection of a black screen or blue screen, or a logo. For details, see “Blank
Screen” (page 37) under “Screen Settings Main Menu”.
Freezing an Image
Pressing the [FREEZE] key freezes the projected image.
To freeze the projected image
1. While an image is being projected from an input source, press the [FREEZE] key.
z This will capture the image that is on the screen at the moment you press [FREEZE] and stores
it in projector memory. That image remains projected on the screen.
2. To restore projection of the image from an input source, press the [ESC] key.
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Displaying a Pointer in the Projected Image
You can select from among different pointer styles, including various arrow styles, for display in the
projected image. Pointers can be used during a presentation to indicate or highlight a specific part of
the image.
Note
Depending on the pointer style you are using, the pointer may not display properly when you are
using keystone correction. If this happens, use the [KEYSTONE +] and [KEYSTONE –] keys to
change the keystone correction value to zero.
To display a pointer in the image
1. Press the [POINTER] key.
z This will cause a pointer to appear in the image.
z You also can use the setup menu to specify the pointer type that appears first when you press
the [POINTER] key. For details, see “Pointer” (page 40) under “Option Settings 2 Main Menu”.
2. Use the cursor keys to move the pointer to the location you want.
z Holding down a cursor key moves the cursor at high speed.
3. To modify the pointer as described below, press the [STYLE] key.
To select the pointer type
1. Press the [POINTER] key to display the pointer.
2. Keep pressing the [POINTER] key until the pointer you want is displayed.
z Each press of the [POINTER] key cycles through the available pointer types.
To clear the pointer from the image
Press the [ESC] key.
For this pointer type: Pressing [STYLE] will change it like this:
J J J
J J J
J J J
J J J
Toggle between flashing and not flashing
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Changing the Aspect Ratio of the Projected Image
Press the [ASPECT] key to cycle through the aspect ratio settings for the projected image.
Available settings depend on your projector model as shown below. For details about the meaning of
each setting, see “Aspect Ratio” (page 36) under “Screen Settings Main Menu”.
XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256
Pressing the [ASPECT] key will cycle through settings in accordance with the current input source as
shown below.
XJ-A141/XJ-A146
Pressing the [ASPECT] key will toggle between settings in accordance with the current input source as
shown below.
Note
z For details about how the aspect ratio setting affects the projected image, see “Aspect Ratio
Setting and Projection Image” (page 51).
z You also can change the aspect ratio setting using the setup menu. For details, see “Aspect
Ratio” (page 36) under “Screen Settings Main Menu”.
Important!
Note that enlarging or reducing the size of an image using the [ASPECT] key for commercial
purposes or public presentation may infringe on the legally protected copyright of the copyright
holder of the original material.
Input Source Pressing [ASPECT] will cycle through these settings:
Video, Component, HDMI (DTV) Normal J 16:9 J 4:3 J Letter Box
RGB, HDMI (PC) Normal J Full J 4:3 J True
Input Source Pressing [ASPECT] will toggle between these settings:
Video, Component, HDMI (DTV) Normal  16:9
RGB, HDMI (PC) Normal  Full
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You can use the remote controller keys to adjust the volume level of the audio that is output from the
projector’s speaker or the AV terminal.
To adjust the volume level
1. Press the [VOLUME] key.
z This causes the [Volume] screen to appear on the projected image.
2. Press the [X] key to increase the volume, or the [W] key to lower the volume.
3. After the setting is the way you want, press the [ESC] key.
z This causes the [Volume] screen to disappear.
Note
You also can use the setup menu to adjust the volume level. For details, see “Volume
Adjustment Main Menu” on page 35.
To mute the audio
1. Press the [VOLUME] key.
2. Press the [ENTER] key.
z This stops output from the speaker.
3. To restore the audio, press the [VOLUME] key again.
Adjusting the Volume Level
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The presentation timer shows the amount of presentation timing remaining. You can configure the
presentation times so it is displayed in the projected image.
To specify timer display position and countdown time settings
1. Press the [TIMER] key.
z This will cause the timer to appear in the projected image. The initial default display position is
the lower right corner of the image.
2. While the timer is displayed, press the [TIMER] key again.
z This will cause the timer to disappear and the timer function menu to appear.
3. Use the [T] key to select “Position”.
4. Use the [W] and [X] keys to change the setting to the display position you want.
z Available settings are Lower Right, Upper Right, Upper Left, and Lower Left. The initial default
position is Lower Right.
5. Use the [T] key to select “Start Time”.
6. Use the [W] and [X] keys to change the setting to the countdown start time you want.
z You can set a start time from five to 60 minutes, in five-minute steps. The initial default setting
is 20 minutes.
7. After the settings are the way you want, press the [ESC] key.
z This will cause the timer function menu to disappear. The timer will appear in the projected
image for about five seconds and then disappear (under initial settings).
z If you want the timer to remain displayed without disappearing, change the “Continuous
Display” setting to “On”.
z Even if “Continuous Display” is “On”, you can clear the timer from the image at any time by
pressing [ESC]. The timer will also disappear when you display a menu or a dialog box. To
re-display the timer after it has disappeared, press [TIMER].
Presentation Timer
Timer
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To start a countdown timer operation
1. Press the [TIMER] key to display the timer function menu.
z If necessary, use the procedure under “To specify timer display position and countdown time
settings” (page 21) to configure timer display position and start time settings.
2. Use the [T] and [S] keys to select “Start Timer” and then press the [ENTER] key.
z This will close the timer function menu and start the countdown.
z The timer will be displayed at this time. If the timer function menu “Continuous Display” item is
“Off”, the timer will disappear after about five seconds. If “On”, the timer will remain displayed.
To re-display the timer after it has disappeared, press [TIMER].
z After the countdown reaches 00:00, it will start a count up operation (from –00:01 to –60:00).
The numerals of the timer display are red during a count up operation.
Note
z If the timer is not displayed, it will appear automatically for about five seconds when the
countdown time reaches 3, 2, 1, and 0 minutes. If the timer function menu “Continuous
Display” item is “Off”, the timer will disappear after about five seconds. If “On”, the timer will
remain displayed.
z Turning off the projector, performing the “Restore All Defaults” (page 42) operation, or
performing the “Restore Menu Defaults” (page 41) operation on the Option Settings 2 main
menu while a timer countdown operation is in progress will stop the countdown and return the
countdown start time to the “Start Time” setting. Any other projector operations do not have
any affect on the timer.
To pause the timer countdown
1. While a timer countdown is in progress, press the [TIMER] key to display the
timer function menu.
2. Make sure that “Pause Timer” is selected and then press the [ENTER] key.
z This will pause the countdown and cause the timer function menu to disappear.
To restart a paused timer countdown
1. While the timer countdown is paused, press the [TIMER] key to display the timer
function menu.
2. Make sure that “Restart Timer” is selected and then press the [ENTER] key.
z This will restart the countdown and cause the timer function menu to disappear.
To reset the timer to its start time
1. Press the [TIMER] key to display the timer function menu.
2. Use the [T] key to select “Reset Timer” and then press the [ENTER] key.
z This will return the timer to the start time specified by “Start Time” and cause the timer
function menu to disappear.
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The following three Eco Mode settings are available to specify whether priority should be given to
low-power, low-noise operation or to projection brightness.
Important!
z While “On (Auto)” is selected as the Eco Mode setting, make sure that the brightness sensor
on the top of the projector is not blocked by anything.
z The local environment and setup conditions affect the brightness sensor, so operation when
“On (Auto)” is selected for the Eco Mode depends on these factors.
To select the Eco Mode
1. Press the [ECO] key.
z This causes “Eco Mode” window to appear on the projection screen.
2. Use the [W] and [X] keys to select the setting you want.
z If you select “On (Manual)” here, go to step 3. If you select another setting, jump to step 4.
3. Perform the following steps to adjust the “Eco Level” (the balance between
low-power, quiet operation and projection brightness).
4. To hide the window, press the [ESC] key.
Important!
The “On (Auto)” setting cannot be selected for the Eco Mode while “Rear” is selected for “Screen
Settings J Projection Mode” (page 37) on the setup menu. If the “Projection Mode” setting is
changed to “Rear” while “On (Auto)” is selected for the Eco Mode setting, the Eco Mode setting
will automatically change to “On (Manual)”.
Eco Mode (Power Saving, Low Noise)
On (Auto) : A brightness sensor on the top of the projector senses surrounding light, and
automatically adjusts projection brightness and color accordingly. Brightness is
reduced for darker surroundings, which saves power and reduces operation noise.
On (Manual): Enables manual adjustment to balance the needs of low-power, quiet operation and
projection brightness.
Off : Give top priority to projection brightness.
1 Press the [T] key to move the highlighting to the Eco Level.
2 Use the [W] and [X] keys to adjust the Eco Level to the setting you want.
Fewer marks gives higher priority to projection brightness. A greater number gives high
priority to low-power, quiet operation.
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Note
z While “Off” is selected for the Eco Mode setting, you also can specify whether brightness or
color should be given emphasis. For details, see “Eco Off Mode” (page 34) under “Image
Adjustment 1 Main Menu”.
z (for USB port model users)
Use the setup menu (page 25) to select the Eco Mode when the input source is an external
device connected to the USB port or via the wireless adapter.
Pressing the [FUNC] key displays the menu shown below.
You can use this menu to perform the operations described below.
z Adjust image brightness
Highlight “Brightness” and then press the [ENTER] key.
z Turn the Eco Mode on or off
Highlight “Eco Mode” and then press the [ENTER] key.
z Select the aspect ratio of the projected image
Highlight “Aspect Ratio” and then press the [ENTER] key.
Note
(for USB port model users)
When the input source is an external device connected to the USB port or via the wireless
adapter, use the [FUNC], [O], [f], and [Z] keys to control the connected device. For details,
see the “USB Function Guide” and “Wireless Function Guide” on the bundled CD-ROM.
Using the [FUNC] Key
J This performs the same operation as pressing the [BRIGHT] key (O key) described on page 15.
J This performs the same operation as pressing the [ECO] key (f key) described on page 23.
J This performs the same operation as pressing the [ASPECT] key (Z key) described on page 19.
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Configuring Advanced Projector Settings
Your projector has a setup menu that you can use to configure advanced settings.
Displaying the Setup Menu
Pressing the [MENU] key displays the menu shown below in the center of the projection screen.
To exit the setup menu
Press the [MENU] key.
Configuring Setup Menu Settings
1. Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
2. Use the [T] and [S] keys to select the main menu item you want by highlighting
it.
3. Press the [ENTER] key.
4. Use the [T] and [S] keys to select the sub-menu item you want by highlighting it.
5. Perform the required operation on the selected sub-menu item screen.
z The guidance text explains the operations you need to perform to configure each setting.
6. To return to the main menu from the sub-menu, press the [ESC] key.
7. To exit the setup menu, press the [MENU] key.
Basic Setup Menu Operations
Main menu
Pressing the [MENU] key displays the main menu.
The currently selected menu item is the one that is
highlighted.
Sub-menu
The sub-menu shows each individual setting under each
main menu item, and its current setting.
Guidance text
Guidance text provides a brief description of the main
key operations available for the operation you are
currently performing.
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Basic Setup Menu Example
The procedure below shows how to configure the following three settings:
z Image Adjustment 1 J Contrast
z Image Adjustment 1 J Color Mode
z Input Settings J Signal Name Indicator
Note
z The setup menu items that you can change depend on whether or not an image signal is being
input to the projector, and on the currently selected input source. Perform the procedure
below after starting projection of an image from an input source.
z This example covers basic steps only. For more detailed information, see “Setup Menu
Contents” on page 33.
To configure the “Image Adjustment 1 J Contrast” setting
1. Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
2. “Image Adjustment 1” is initially selected on the main menu, so simply press the
[ENTER] key.
3. Use the [T] key to select “Contrast”.
4. Use the [W] (lighter) and [X] (darker) keys to adjust contrast.
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To configure the “Image Adjustment 1 J Color Mode” setting
5. Use the [T] key to select “Color Mode”.
6. Press the [ENTER] key.
z This displays the color mode menu.
7. Use the [T] and [S] keys to select the color mode you want, and then press the
[ENTER] key.
8. After selecting the color mode you want, press the [ESC] key.
To configure the “Input Settings J Signal Name Indicator” setting
9. Press the [ESC] key.
10. Use the [T] key to select “Input Settings”.
11. Press the [ENTER] key.
12. Use the [T] key to select “Signal Name Indicator”.
13. Use the [W] and [X] keys to select “On” or “Off”.
14. After you are finished, press the [MENU] key to exit the setup menu.
Direct Power On
You can configure the projector so it powers up automatically as soon as you plug it into a power
source. With this “Direct Power On” feature, you do not even need to press the [P] (Power) key. To
enable Direct Power On, display the setup menu, and then change the “Direct Power On” setting to
“On”.
Important!
When you have Direct Power On enabled, do not leave the projector plugged into an electrical
outlet while it is turned off. If you do, there is the chance that it (and the light source unit) might
turn on automatically when power is restored after being cut off by a power outage, tripping of a
breaker, etc.
Note
z Direct Power On causes the projector to turn on automatically as soon as it is plugged into a
power outlet. This greatly reduces the amount of time it takes until you are ready to start
projecting. Note, however, that the actual startup sequence (Standby State J Power On J
Projection Starts) that the projector performs is the same, regardless of whether Direct Power
On is enabled or disabled. The only difference is what triggers the sequence (plugging in or
pressing the [P] (Power) key).
z For details about configuring the Direct Power On setting, see “Direct Power On” (page 39)
under “Option Settings 1 Main Menu”.
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The password feature lets you keep unauthorized individuals from using the projector. You can specify
whether password input is required whenever you turn on the projector, and you can specify and
change the password as required. Use the setup menu “Option Settings 1 J Power On Password”
setting to configure power on password settings.
Inputting a Password
The password of your projector is not really a “word” made up of letters, but rather a sequence of
remote controller key inputs. The following is the 8-key sequence that represents the initial factory
default password.
Using the Password Feature
Note the following precautions whenever you use the password feature.
z The password feature protects against unauthorized use of the projector. Note that it is not an
anti-theft measure.
z You will need to enter the initial factory default password the first time you use the projector after
turning on the password feature. Change the initial factory default password to a different one of
your choice as soon as possible after turning on the password feature.
z Remember that password operations are always performed using the remote controller, so you
should take care not to lose or misplace the remote controller.
z Also note that you will not be able to input the password if the remote controller batteries are dead.
Replace the remote control batteries as soon as possible after it starts to go low.
If you forget your password...
You will not be able to use the projector if you forget the password for some reason. If you forget the
password, you will need to bring the following two items to your CASIO distributor to have the
password cleared. Note that you will be charged to have the password cleared.
Note that your CASIO distributor will not be able to clear the password of your projector unless you
bring both of the items listed above.
Also, keep the projector’s warranty in a safe place.
Important!
Having your password cleared using the procedure described above will return all of the settings
of your projector, except for the Light Time, to their initial factory defaults.
Password Protecting the Projector
[INPUT] [AUTO] [BLANK] [FREEZE] [S] [T] [W] [X]
1. Personal identification (original or copy of your driver’s license, employee I.D., etc.)
2. Projector unit
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Keep a written record of your password!
You will not be able to use the projector if you forget its password. We strongly suggest that you keep
a written or other type of record of the password so you can look it up when necessary.
To change the password
1. Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
2. Use the [T] key to select “Option Settings 1”, and then press the [ENTER] key.
3. Use the [T] key to select “Power On Password”, and then press the [ENTER]
key.
z This will display a dialog box prompting you to enter the current password.
4. Enter the current password.
z If the projector is still protected by the factory default password, perform the key operation
shown below to enter it.
5. After entering the current password, press the [ENTER] key.
z This displays the Power On Password setting screen.
6. Use the [T] key to select “Change Password”, and then press the [ENTER] key.
z This will display a dialog box prompting you to enter the new password.
7. Enter a key sequence up to eight key operations long.
z You can use any of the following keys as part of your password key sequence.
[INPUT], [AUTO], [BLANK], [FREEZE], [VOLUME], [COLOR MODE], [D-ZOOM +], [D-ZOOM –],
[KEYSTONE +], [KEYSTONE –], [MENU], [POINTER], [O], [f], [Z], [S], [T], [W], [X], [FUNC]
8. After entering the new password, press the [ENTER] key.
z This will display a dialog box prompting you to enter the same password again.
9. Re-enter the same password key sequence you entered in step 7 and then press
the [ENTER] key.
z The message “Your new password has been registered.” indicates that the password has
been changed. Press the [ESC] key.
z If the password you entered in this step is different from the one you entered in step 7, the
message “The password you input is wrong.” appears. Press the [ESC] key to return to step 7.
[INPUT] [AUTO] [BLANK] [FREEZE] [S] [T] [W] [X]
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To turn password protection on and off
1. Display the Power On Password setting screen by performing steps 1 through 5
of the procedure under “To change the password” on page 29.
z At this time, make sure that “Power On Password” is selected on the Power On Password
setting screen.
2. Use the [W] and [X] keys to select “On” or “Off”.
z Changing the power on password setting from “Off” to “On” causes the confirmation dialog
box shown below to appear.
Press the [ENTER] key to confirm that you want to turn on power on password protection, or
[ESC] to exit the dialog box without doing anything.
3. After you are finished, press the [MENU] key to exit the setup menu.
Entering the Password when Turning On the Projector
When you turn on the projector while password protection is turned on will cause a password input
dialog box to appear on the projection screen. All projector operations will be accessible to you after
you input the correct password and press the [ENTER] key.
Note
You can perform the projection size adjustment operation ([ZOOM +] / [ZOOM –] keys), focus
operation ([FOCUS S] / [FOCUS T] keys), and power off operation ([P] (Power) key) while the
password input dialog box is on the projection screen.
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You can use the procedures in this section to restore all of the settings on a particular main menu or all
of the settings on the setup menu to their initial factory defaults.
To restore all settings on a particular main menu to their initial factory
defaults
1. Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
2. Use the [T] and [S] keys to select the main menu whose settings you want to
restore to their initial factory defaults.
z You can select Image Adjustment 1, Image Adjustment 2, Volume Adjustment, Screen
Settings, Input Settings, Option Settings 1, or Option Settings 2.
3. Press the [ENTER] key.
4. Use the [T] key to select “Restore Menu Defaults”.
5. Press the [ENTER] key.
z This will display a confirmation screen like the screen shown below.
6. Use the [S] key to select “Yes”.
7. To restore the settings of the main menu to their initial defaults, press the
[ENTER] key.
z To exit the operation without doing anything, press [ESC] instead of [ENTER].
8. After you are finished, press the [MENU] key to exit the setup menu.
Note
z The language setting and the password are not returned to their initial factory defaults if you
select Option Settings 1 in step 2.
z For details about how the above procedure initializes settings, see the explanations of the
settings under “Setup Menu Contents” on page 33.
Restoring Projector Settings to Their Initial Factory
Defaults
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To restore all settings on the setup menu to their initial factory defaults
1. Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
2. Use the [T] key to select “Restore All Defaults” and then press the [ENTER] key.
3. After confirming that “Restore All Defaults” sub-menu is selected, press the
[ENTER] key.
z This displays a confirmation message asking if you want to initialize all settings.
4. Use the [S] key to select “Yes”.
5. To restore all settings on the setup menu to their initial defaults, press the
[ENTER] key.
z This will restore all of the settings to their initial factory defaults, except for the Language,
Light Time, Unit Operating Time and password settings.
z To exit the operation without doing anything, press [ESC] instead of [ENTER].
6. After you are finished, press the [MENU] key to exit the setup menu.
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This section contains tables that provide detailed explanations of all of the items included on the setup
menu. The following describes the type of information that appears in each of the columns of the
tables.
Image Adjustment 1 Main Menu
Setup Menu Contents
Setting Name: This column shows the names of the settings as they appear on the sub-menu.
Input: This column shows the input source for which each setting is supported.
Input source names are abbreviated as follows:
R : RGB input
C : component video input
V : video input
H : HDMI (PC) input
D : HDMI (DTV) input
W : Wireless LAN input (USB port models only)
U : USB input (USB port models only)
The letter N indicates that the setting can be configured while there is no input signal.
Setting Unit: The setting unit indicates how a setting is stored.
“Source Specific” in this column indicates that separate settings can be stored for each
individual input source.
“Single” in this column indicates that a single setting is stored and applied, regardless of
the input source.
Description: This column provides details about the setting item and how to select it. The initial
default setting is indicated by an asterisk (*).
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Brightness R C V H D W U Source
Specific*1
Use this sub-menu to adjust the brightness of the projected
image. A larger value produces a brighter image.
Contrast R C V H D W U Source
Specific*1
Use this sub-menu to adjust the contrast of the projected image.
A larger value produces a stronger contrast.
Sharpness V Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to adjust the sharpness of the outlines in the
projected image. A larger value makes the image sharper, while a
smaller value makes it softer.
Saturation V Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to adjust the color saturation of the projected
image. A larger value increases color saturation.
Tint V Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to adjust the tint of the projected image.
A larger value makes the overall image more bluish, while a smaller
value makes the overall image more reddish. This setting is
supported only when the signal is NTSC or NTSC4.43.
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Color Mode R C V H D W U Source
Specific*1
You can select from among various different color mode settings
in accordance with image contents and projection conditions.
Standard:
Use this setting when you want to highlight the colors of your
presentation.
Graphics:
Use this setting when you want photographs and graphics to
appear natural.
Theater:
Use this setting to bring out the dark portions of your images.
Blackboard:
Use this setting for easy viewing when projecting onto a
blackboard.
Game:
Use this setting to optimize hue and brightness.
Color Balance R C V H D W U Source
Specific*1
This sub-menu lets you adjust the color balance of the projected
image.
Preset:
You can select from among three preset color balance settings:
Warm, Normal,* Cold.
Color:
You can adjust the intensity of red, green, and blue within the
range of –50 to +50. The intensity of a color increases along
with the setting value. Color settings can be adjusted
individually only when “Normal” is selected as the “Preset”
setting.
Eco Off Mode R C V H D W U Single When “Off” is selected for “Option Settings 1 J Eco Mode”, you
can select either of the following projection image modes.
Bright:
Gives priority to brightness.
Normal:
Suppresses brightness slightly and gives priority to color
balance.
Restore Menu
Defaults
R C V H D W U Source
Specific*1
Use this sub-menu to return all of the sub-menu items on the
Image Adjustment 1 main menu to their initial default settings.
z Restoring menu defaults when there is no input signal will
restore defaults for the currently selected input source.
*1 The same setting value is saved for both wireless LAN input (W) and USB input (U).
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
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Image Adjustment 2 Main Menu
About the “Signal Specific” Setting Unit
For the items that have “Signal Specific” in the “Setting Unit” column of the above table, the setting is
saved for the specific type of signal (XGA/60Hz, SXGA/60Hz, etc.) that is being input when the setting
is performed, and not for a specific input source.
Volume Adjustment Main Menu
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Vertical
Position
R C V Signal
Specific
Use this sub-menu to adjust the vertical position of the input
source image within the projection area.
Horizontal
Position
R C V Signal
Specific
Use this sub-menu to adjust the horizontal position of the input
source image within the projection area.
Frequency R Signal
Specific
When vertical bands appear in the projected image while RGB is
selected as the input source, it means that the frequency setting is
not correct. When this happens, use this setting to adjust the
frequency manually.
Important!
If, for some reason, your manual frequency settings cause
the image input from the computer to disappear from the
projection, you can press the [AUTO] key to perform an auto
adjust operation, which should cause the image to appear.
Phase R Signal
Specific
When there is flickering in the projected image while RGB is
selected as the input source, it means that the phase setting is not
correct. When this happens, use this setting to adjust the phase
manually.
Restore Menu
Defaults
R C V Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to return all of the sub-menu items on the
Image Adjustment 2 main menu to their initial default settings.
z Restoring menu defaults will restore defaults for the current
signal type (XGA/60Hz, SXGA/60Hz, etc.) only.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Volume R C V H D W U N Source
Specific*1
Use this sub-menu to adjust the volume level of the projector’s
speaker or the AV terminal.
z Changing this setting when there is no input signal changes the
volume setting of the currently selected signal source.
Restore Menu
Defaults
R C V H D W U N Source
Specific*1
Use this sub-menu to return Volume to its initial default setting.
z Restoring menu defaults when there is no input signal will
restore defaults for the currently selected input source.
*1 The same setting value is saved for both wireless LAN input (W) and USB input (U).
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Screen Settings Main Menu
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Keystone
Correction
R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to perform vertical keystone correction of the
projected image.
Aspect Ratio R C V H D Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to select an aspect ratio setting for the
projected image.
Input Source: RGB or HDMI (PC)
Normal*:
Projects at the projector’s maximum possible size while
maintaining the input signal aspect ratio.
Full:
Projects at the projector’s maximum possible size by enlarging
or reducing the input signal.
4:3 (XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 only):
Regardless of the input signal aspect ratio, the image is always
resized to an aspect ratio of 4:3 for projection.
True (XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 only):
Projects the input signal at its actual size (1 input source dot
equal to one projector output pixel dot) in the center of the
projector’s projection screen. If the input signal resolution
exceeds the projector’s output resolution, the excess is cut off.
Input Source: Video, Component or HDMI
(DTV)
Normal*:
Projects at the projector’s maximum possible size while
maintaining the input signal aspect ratio.
16:9 :
This setting specifies a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as a
movie screen, high-definition TV, etc. Using this setting when
the input signal is a 16:9 image that has been squeezed to a 4:3
image causes the image to be displayed with its normal 16:9
aspect ratio.
4:3 (XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 only):
Regardless of the input signal aspect ratio, the image is always
resized to an aspect ratio of 4:3 for projection.
Letter Box (XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256 only):
This will resize the image horizontally to 1280 dots and project
800 vertical dots of the center of the image, maintaining the
aspect ratio of the input signal.
Note
z When projecting while “True” is selected as the aspect
ratio setting for an RGB signal with a resolution that is
less than SVGA, the image is enlarged to SVGA and
projected.
z For details about projection screen display conditions for
different aspect ratio settings, see “Aspect Ratio Setting
and Projection Image” (page 51).
Important!
Note that enlarging or reducing the size of an image for
commercial purposes or public presentation may infringe on
the legally protected copyright of the copyright holder of the
original material.
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Projection
Mode
R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify whether projection will be from the
front of the screen or the back of the screen.
Front*:
Select this option to project from the front of the screen.
Rear:
Select this option to project from the back of the screen. This
setting flips the front projected image horizontally.
Ceiling Mount R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to configure the projector for use in an
installation in which it is positioned upside down.
On:
Flips the projected image horizontally and vertically.
Off*:
Projects a normal image.
Startup Screen R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify whether or not a startup screen
should be projected whenever the projector is turned on.
Logo:
Select this option to project the projector’s built-in logo screen
at startup.
None*:
Select this option when you do not want to project a startup
screen.
No Signal
Screen
R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify what should be projected when
there is no input signal to the projector.
Blue*:
Select this option to project a blue screen.
Black:
Select this option to project a black screen.
Logo:
Select this option to project the projector’s built-in logo screen.
Blank Screen R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify what should be projected after the
[BLANK] key is pressed.
Blue:
Select this option to project a blue screen.
Black*:
Select this option to project a black screen.
Logo:
Select this option to project the projector’s built-in logo screen.
Restore Menu
Defaults
R C V H D W U N Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to return all of the sub-menu items on the
Screen Settings main menu to their initial default settings.
z Restoring menu defaults when there is no input signal will
restore defaults for the currently selected input source.
z Note that the “Keystone Correction”, “Projection Mode”,
“Ceiling Mount”, “Startup Screen”, “No Signal Screen”, and
“Blank Screen” settings are always returned to their initial
defaults, regardless of the currently selected input source.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
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Input Settings Main Menu
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
COMPUTER
Terminal
R C N Single Use this sub-menu to specify manually the type of signal being
input from the projector’s COMPUTER terminal.
Auto*:
Automatically detects the signal being input from the
COMPUTER terminal and configures the appropriate input
protocol.
RGB:
Select this option when a computer is connected to the
COMPUTER terminal. For details about connecting a computer,
see “Connecting the Analog RGB Output of a Computer to the
Projector” (page 11).
Component:
Select this setting when the projector’s COMPUTER terminal is
connected to the component video output terminal of a video
device using a commercially available component video cable.
For information about connection, see “Connecting to a Video
Device” (page 13).
Video Signal V N Single Use this sub-menu to specify manually the type of signal being
input from the projector’s AV terminal.
Auto*:
Select this setting to have the projector switch the video signal
system automatically in accordance with the input signal from
the video device that is connected to the AV terminal.
NTSC / NTSC4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / PAL60 / SECAM:
Each setting selects the applicable video system. Use these
settings when you want to specify only one specific video signal
for the AV terminal.
Signal Name
Indicator
R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify whether or not the name of the
currently selected signal source should be displayed in the
projected image.
On*:
Select this option to turn on display of the name of the currently
selected signal source in the projected image.
Off:
Select this option to turn off display of the signal source name.
Restore Menu
Defaults
R C V H D W U N Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to return all of the sub-menu items on the Input
Settings main menu to their initial default settings.
z Restoring menu defaults when there is no input signal will
restore defaults for the currently selected input source.
z Note that the “Signal Name Indicator” setting is always returned
to its initial default, regardless of the currently selected input
source.
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Option Settings 1 Main Menu
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Auto Keystone
Correction
R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to turn auto keystone correction on or off.
On*:
Select this option to turn on auto keystone correction.
Off:
Select this option to turn off auto keystone correction.
Auto Adjust R N Source
Specific
Use this sub-menu to select whether the projector should detect
the RGB input signal type (resolution, frequency) and adjust the
projection image accordingly (auto adjust).
1*:
Select this option to turn on auto adjust.
2:
Select this option to turn on auto adjust when a 1360 × 768 or
1400 × 1050 signal is not projected correctly.
3:
Select this option to turn on auto adjust when a 1366 × 768
signal is not projected correctly.
Off:
Select this option to turn off auto adjust.
Eco Mode R C V H D W U N Single See “Eco Mode (Power Saving, Low Noise)” (page 23).
Auto Power Off R C V H D W U N Single Auto Power Off lets you specify the amount of time of projector
operation and input signal inactivity to be allowed before Auto
Power Off is triggered to turn off projector power automatically.
Auto Power Off can be disabled, if you want.
5 min, 10 min*, 15 min, 20 min, 30 min:
Time until Auto Power off is triggered.
Off:
Disables Auto Power Off.
Power On
Password
R C V H D W U N Single You can configure the projector to require input of a password
before operation is enabled. For details, see “Password Protecting
the Projector” on page 28.
Direct Power
On
R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to turn Direct Power On on or off. See “Direct
Power On” on page 27.
On:
Select this option to turn on Direct Power On.
Off*:
Select this option to turn off Direct Power On.
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Option Settings 2 Main Menu
Language R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify the language to use for messages,
setup menus, etc.
English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Swedish /
Portuguese / Turkish / Russian / Chinese (Simplified) /
Chinese (Traditional) / Korean / Japanese
Note
(for USB port model users)
If you have Portuguese, Turkish, or Russian selected as the
projector’s language, selecting an external device
connected to the projector’s USB port or wireless adapter
as the input source will cause some menus and messages
to be displayed in English.
Restore Menu
Defaults
R C V H D W U N Single This sub-menu returns all of the sub-menu items on the Option
Settings 1 main menu to their initial default settings.
z The language setting and the password are not returned to their
initial factory defaults.
z The “Auto Adjust” item is returned to its initial default only when
RGB input is selected for the input source. All of the other items
are returned to their initial defaults regardless of the currently
selected input source.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Zoom Memory R C V H D W U N Single This sub-menu specifies whether the current zoom setting
(projection size) should be saved when the [P] (Power) key is
pressed to turn the projector off. A saved projection size setting is
restored the next time the projector is turned on.
On*:
Select this option to automatically restore the projection size in
effect the last time the projector was turned off by pressing the
[P] (Power) key.
Off:
Select this option to have the projector configured the
maximum projection size whenever it is turned on.
Note
The current zoom setting is not saved if projector power is
turned off by unplugging the power cord without pressing
the [P] (Power) key. If you want the current projection size
to be saved and restored, be sure to press the [P] (Power)
key to turn the projector off.
Pointer R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to specify the type of pointer that appears first
when you press the [POINTER] key.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
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Plug and Play
(USB port
models only)
R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to turn plug-and-play*1 on or off.
On*:
Select this option to turn on plug-and-play. This will allow the
projector detect when an external USB device is connected and
make that device the input source automatically.
Off:
Select this option to turn off plug-and-play.
USB Audio Out
(USB port
models only)
R C V H D W U N Single When playing back a movie file stored on a USB memory device,
you can select audio output from the projector’s built-in speaker
or to the line output.
Speaker*:
Select to output movie file audio from the speaker.
Line:
Select to output movie file audio from the AV terminal.
HDMI Audio
Out
R C V H D W U N Single Specifies whether the input audio signal should be output from the
projector’s built-in speaker or to the line output.
Speaker*:
Outputs the audio signal being input to the HDMI port from the
speaker.
Line:
Outputs the audio signal being input to the HDMI port from the
AV terminal.
High Altitude R C V H D W U N Single Use this sub-menu to turn the high-altitude fan speed setting on or
off in accordance with the altitude of the area where you are using
the projector.
On:
Select this setting when using the projector in a high altitude
(1,500 to 3,000 meters above sea level) area where air is thin.
This setting increases cooling efficiency.
Off*:
Select this setting at normal altitudes (up to 1,500 meters).
Important!
Do not use this projector at altitudes greater than
3,000 meters above sea level.
Timer Function R C V H D W U N Single Selecting this item displays the timer function menu. For details,
see “Presentation Timer” (page 21).
Restore Menu
Defaults
R C V H D W U N Single This sub-menu returns all of the sub-menu items on the Option
Settings 2 main menu to their initial default settings.
*1 When plug-and-play is turned on, the projector will make that device the input source
automatically. For details about plug-and-play, see “USB Function Guide” on the bundled
CD-ROM.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
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USB Settings Main Menu (USB Port Models Only)
The USB Settings main menu is available only when there is an external device connected to the USB
port of the projector. For details, see “USB Function Guide” on the bundled CD-ROM.
Wireless Main Menu (USB Port Models Only)
The Wireless main menu is available only when “Wireless” is selected as the input source on the
projector. For more information, see the “Wireless Function Guide” on the CD-ROM that comes with
the projector.
Operational Info Main Menu
Restore All Defaults Main Menu
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Input Signal R C V H D W U N Source
Specific
This sub-menu item shows the currently selected input signal
(RGB, Component, Video, HDMI (PC), or HDMI (DTV)). “- - - -” is
indicated here when there is no input signal.
Signal Name R C V H D U Source
Specific
This sub-menu item shows the signal name of the signal being
input to the projector. For details about signal names, see “Signal
Name” under “Supported Signals” (page 53).
Resolution R H Source
Specific
This sub-menu item appears only when RGB is the input signal. It
shows the number of vertical and horizontal pixels of resolution of
the RGB or HDMI (PC) input signal.
Horizontal
Frequency
R C V H D Source
Specific
This sub-menu item shows the horizontal frequency of the input
signal.
Vertical
Frequency
R C V H D Source
Specific
This sub-menu item shows the vertical frequency of the input
signal.
Scan System R C H D Source
Specific
This sub-menu item appears only when RGB, Component,
HDMI (PC), or HDMI (DTV) is the input signal, and shows the scan
system of the input signal. The scan system is interlace or
non-interlace for an RGB or HDMI (PC) signal input, and interlace
or progressive for a component or HDMI (DTV) signal input.
Light Time R C V H D W U N Single This sub-menu item shows the cumulative number of hours the
current light source unit has been used to date.
Setting Name Input Setting Unit Description
Unit Operating
Time
R C V H D W U N Single This sub-menu item shows the cumulative operating time of this
unit. This time cannot be initialized.
Restore All
Defaults
R C V H D W U N Single This sub-menu returns all sub-menu items on all main menus to
their initial default settings. This operation can be performed
regardless of the currently selected input source and regardless
of whether or not a signal is currently being input. For details
about this procedure, see “To restore all settings on the setup
menu to their initial factory defaults” on page 32.
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Cleaning the Projector
Periodically clean the projector exterior, lens, intake vents, and exhaust vents on a regular basis.
Important!
Before cleaning the projector, be sure to unplug it from the power outlet and make sure it is
cooled down completely.
Wipe the exterior of the projector with a soft cloth that has been moistened in a weak solution of water
and a mild neutral detergent. Be sure to wring all excess moisture from the cloth before wiping.
Never use benzene, alcohol, thinner, or any other volatile agent for cleaning.
Carefully wipe the lens with a commercially available lens cloth or optical lens paper, like those for
eyeglasses or camera lenses. When cleaning the lens, do not apply undue force and take care to avoid
damaging the lens.
Dust and dirt tend to collect around the intake vents. Because of this, you should use a vacuum
cleaner to clean away accumulated dust and dirt periodically as shown below.
Important!
z Continued use of the projector after dust has accumulated around the intake vents can cause
overheating of internal components and lead to malfunction.
z Certain operating conditions also can cause dirt and dust to accumulate around the
projector’s exhaust vents. If this happens, use the same procedure as that described above to
clean the exhaust vents.
Cleaning the Projector Exterior
Cleaning the Lens
Cleaning Intake and Exhaust Vents
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Troubleshooting
Indicators keep you informed about the current operational status of the projector. The following
shows what the indicators look like when operation is normal.
When a warning message appears on the projection screen, or when the POWER/STANDBY, LIGHT,
and TEMP indicators are lit or flashing in a pattern other than those shown above, it means that a
projector error has occurred. For details, see “Error Indicators and Warning Messages” (below).
Warning messages and indicators let you know what the problem is when a projector error occurs.
When an error occurs, wait until the fan stops before unplugging the AC power cord. If you unplug the
AC power cord while the fan is still operating, an error may occur when you plug the AC power cord
back in.
Indicators
When the indicators appear
like this:
It means this:
POWER/
STANDBY
LIGHT TEMP You have just plugged the AC power cord into a power outlet. Wait
until the projector enters the standby state (see below) before trying
to turn on power.
z z z
Amber Amber Amber
z c c Standby state: The AC power cord is plugged in and the projector is
in standby.
Amber
z z Projector is warming up after being turned on.
Green Amber Amber
z c c Projector is on and standing by for use.
Green
c c Projector is performing internal power down processes.
Amber
z z c “On (Auto)” or “On (Manual)” is selected for the projector’s Eco Mode
(page 23) setting.
Green Green
z : Lit : Flashing c : Unlit
Error Indicators and Warning Messages
Indicator/Error Message Description and Required Action
POWER : Green steady The projector’s internal temperature is very high. Press the [ESC] key to
clear the warning message and perform the following steps.
1 Check for any blocking of the projector’s intake vents and exhaust
vents, and make sure that there is sufficient space around the
projector. See “Setup Precautions” (page 10).
2 If there is dust accumulated around the intake vents and/or exhaust
vents, turn off the projector and remove it. See “Cleaning the
Projector” (page 43).
LIGHT : –
TEMP : –
Message : Internal temperature is too
high. Check projector air
vents for blockage.
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POWER : Amber flashing J
Amber steady
Power has turned off automatically due to internal overheating. Perform
the following steps.
1 Check for any blocking of the projector’s intake vents and exhaust
vents, and make sure that there is sufficient space around the
projector. See “Setup Precautions” (page 10).
2 If there is dust accumulated around the intake vents and/or exhaust
vents, remove it. See “Cleaning the Projector” (page 43).
If there is no problem with the projector’s vents, confirm that the POWER/
STANDBY indicator is lit amber (without flashing), and then turn power
back on again. If the error occurs again when you turn power back on,
contact your retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : –
Message : Internal temperature is too
high. The projector will
turn off.
POWER : Amber flashing J
Red steady
Power has turned off automatically due to internal overheating. This
causes a dialog box containing the text in the next item below to appear
the next time you turn on the projector. Follow the steps that are
provided.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : Red flashing
(0.5-second interval)
Message : –
POWER : Green steady The last time you were using the projector, power turned off automatically
due to internal overheating. Press the [ESC] key to clear the warning
message and perform the following steps.
1 Check for any blocking of the projector’s intake vents and exhaust
vents, and make sure that there is sufficient space around the
projector. See “Setup Precautions” (page 10).
2 If there is dust accumulated around the intake vents and/or exhaust
vents, turn off the projector and remove it. See “Cleaning the
Projector” (page 43).
3 Disconnect the power cord from the projector and wait for all of the
projector’s indicators to go out. Next, reconnect the power cord and
turn the projector back on. If the error occurs again when you turn
power back on, contact your retailer or nearest authorized CASIO
Service Center.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : –
Message : The projector has a
history of turning off due
to high temperature.
Check air vents for
blockage.
POWER : Amber flashing J
Red steady
Power has turned off automatically due to a fan problem. Confirm that the
POWER/STANDBY indicator is lit red (without flashing) and that the fan
has stopped. After checking the POWER/STANDBY indicator, disconnect
the power cord from the projector and wait for all of the projector’s
indicators to go out. Next, reconnect the power cord and turn projector
power back on.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
LIGHT : Red steady
TEMP : Red steady
Message : There is a problem with
the fan. The projector will
turn off.
POWER : Amber flashing J
Red steady
Power has turned off automatically due to a system problem. After
confirming that the POWER/STANDBY indicator is lit red (without
flashing), disconnect the power cord from the projector and wait for all of
the projector’s indicators to go out. Next, reconnect the power cord and
turn the projector back on.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : Red steady
Message : A system problem has
occurred. The projector
will turn off.
Indicator/Error Message Description and Required Action
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POWER : Green steady A system problem has occurred, which may cause problems with some
functions. Turn off the projector, disconnect the power cord from the
projector and wait for all of the projector’s indicators to go out. Next,
reconnect the power cord and turn the projector back on.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
Press the [ESC] key to clear the warning message.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : –
Message : A system problem has
occurred. Normal
projection is not possible.
POWER : Green steady
LIGHT : –
TEMP : –
Message : There is some problem
with the system.
The audio function may
not operate correctly.
POWER : Green steady The USB connection was terminated because of a problem with the USB
port. To use the USB function, turn off the projector and then turn it back
on again.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
Press the [ESC] key to clear the warning message.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : –
Message : There is a problem with
the USB port.
POWER : Green steady Zoom and focus cannot be performed due to some trouble in the optical
drive circuit. Turn off the projector and then turn it back on again.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
Press the [ESC] key to clear the warning message.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : –
Message : Zoom and focus cannot
be performed for some
reason. Try turning the
projector off and then
back on again.
If this message reappears,
request servicing.
POWER : Amber flashing J
Red steady
The projector was turned off automatically due to some problem that was
probably caused by external digital noise or some other reason. Confirm
that the POWER/STANDBY indicator is lit red (without flashing). After
checking the POWER/STANDBY indicator, disconnect the power cord
from the projector and wait for all of the projector’s indicators to go out.
Next, reconnect the power cord and turn projector power back on.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : Red steady
Message : –
POWER : Amber flashing J
Red steady
The projector was turned off automatically because the light source unit
turned off or did not turn on. After confirming that the POWER/STANDBY
indicator is lit red (without flashing), unplug the power cord. Wait for a
short while and then plug it back in and turn on the projector again.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
LIGHT : Red flashing
(0.5-second interval)
TEMP : Red flashing
(0.5-second interval)
Message : –
Indicator/Error Message Description and Required Action
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Check the following items whenever you experience any problem with the projector.
POWER : Amber flashing J
Red steady
Power has turned off automatically due to a projector memory error.
Confirm that the POWER/STANDBY indicator is lit red (without flashing).
After checking the POWER/STANDBY indicator, disconnect the power
cord from the projector and wait for all of the projector’s indicators to go
out. Next, reconnect the power cord and turn projector power back on.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
LIGHT : Not lit or red flashing
TEMP : Red flashing
(2-second interval)
Message : –
POWER : Amber flashing J
Red steady
Power has turned off automatically because the light source unit cover is
open. Perform the following steps.
1 After confirming that the POWER/STANDBY indicator is lit red (without
flashing), disconnect the power cord from the projector.
2 Check to make sure that the light source unit cover is closed.
3 Plug the power cord back in and turn the projector back on again.
If the error occurs again when you turn power back on, contact your
retailer or nearest authorized CASIO Service Center.
LIGHT : –
TEMP : Amber flashing
(1-second interval)
Message : –
Projector Troubleshooting
Problem Cause and Recommended Action
Power does not turn on. z If the POWER/STANDBY indicator is not lit, the AC power cord is not connected
correctly. Connect the AC power cord correctly.
z If the TEMP or LIGHT indicator remains flashing or lit, it means some type of error
has occurred. See “Error Indicators and Warning Messages” (page 44).
No image is projected or
the projected image is
abnormal.
z The computer or video device connected to the projector is not turned on or it is
not outputting a video signal. Make sure the connected computer or video device
is turned on, and perform the required operation on it to output a video signal.
z The correct output source is not selected on the projector. On the projector, select
the correct input source that corresponds to the connected device.
z Images may not project correctly when you have the component output terminal of
a video device connected to the COMPUTER terminal of the projector. Connect to
the AV terminal of the projector.
Image color or display is
very abnormal.
The wrong option (“Component” or “RGB”) may be selected for the “Input Settings J
COMPUTER Terminal” setting on the setup menu. The image will not be projected
correctly if “Component” is selected while the projector’s COMPUTER terminal is
connected to the RGB output terminal of a computer, or if “RGB” is selected while the
projector’s COMPUTER terminal is connected to the component video output
terminal of a video device. On the setup menu, select “Auto” for the “Input Settings J
COMPUTER Terminal” setting. See page 38.
I can’t understand
messages or menus
because they are the
wrong language.
Perform the following operation to select the language you want. See page 40.
1. Press the [MENU] key to display the setup menu.
2. If the input signal is HDMI, press [T] four times and then press the [ENTER] key. If
the input signal is not HDMI, press [T] five times and then press the [ENTER] key.
3. Press [S] twice and then press the [ENTER] key to display the language selection
menu.
4. Use the [T] and [S] keys to move the highlighting to the language you want to
select and then press the [ENTER] key.
5. Press the [MENU] key to exit the setup menu.
Indicator/Error Message Description and Required Action
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Important!
z Try performing the following steps, which may or may not return the projector to normal
operation.
z If normal operation does not resume after you perform the above steps, take the projector to
your retailer or authorized CASIO service center.
No sound z The projector’s volume level setting may be too low or muted. Press the remote
controller [VOLUME] key and then use [W] and [X] to adjust the volume level. See
page 20.
z The volume level setting of the device connected to the projector is too low or the
other device is not outputting audio. Adjust the volume level of the connected
device.
z The audio output of the connected device may not be connected correctly to the
projector’s AV terminal. Check the connection, referring to one of the following
(depending on the type of connected device): “Connecting the Analog RGB Output
of a Computer to the Projector” (page 11) or “Connecting to a Video Device”
(page 13).
z When a video device’s or computer’s HDMI output is connected to the HDMI port
of the projector, “Line” may be selected for the “Option Settings 2 J HDMI Audio
Out” setting on the setup menu. Change the “HDMI Audio Out” setting to
“Speaker”. See page 41.
Strange color The input signal may not match projector settings. Try doing the following.
– Use the [BRIGHT] key to adjust image brightness.
– Use the [COLOR MODE] key to change the color mode.
– On the setup menu, use “Image Adjustment 1 J Color Balance” to adjust the
projection image color balance.
Text is blurry. z The image may be out of focus. On the remote controller, use the [FOCUS S] and
[FOCUS T] keys to adjust image focus.
z The current frequency and/or phase setting do not match the input signal. (Applies
only when the input source is an RGB signal.) Press the [AUTO] key to execute an
automatic adjustment operation.
z On the setup menu, perform the “Image Adjustment 2 J Frequency” and “Image
Adjustment 2 J Phase” adjustments. (Applies only when the input source is an
RGB signal.) See page 35.
z If the input source is a video camera or document camera, check to make sure
there is no problem with the input source device.
The message “Please input
the password.” appears
and further operation is not
possible.
The “Option Settings 1 J Power On Password” setting on the setup menu is turned
on, so the projector is password protected. Input the correct password, and then
press the [ENTER] key. See page 28.
The remote controller does
not work.
z The remote controller batteries may be dead. Replace the batteries.
z The remote controller may be too far from the projector. Make sure the remote
controller is within the allowable range when you operate it. See page 49.
The TEMP or LAMP
indicator is flashing or lit.
An error occurred. See “Error Indicators and Warning Messages” (page 44).
The light source unit does
not light.
The light source unit has reached the end of its service life or it is malfunctioning.
Contact your original dealer or authorized CASIO service center for replacement.
1. Unplug the AC power cord and wait for at least 10 minutes.
2. Plug the power cord back in and turn the projector back on again.
Problem Cause and Recommended Action
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Appendix
When performing an operation on the remote controller, point it at the remote control signal receiver
on the back or front of the projector. The following illustration shows the range of the remote controller
signal.
Remote Controller Range
z The range of the remote controller may be narrower and/or shorter than that shown on the right
(Back) when there is a special AV cable plugged into the AV terminal on the back of the projector.
z The allowable distance between the remote controller and the projector is less when there is a
sharp angle between the remote controller and the remote control signal receiver.
Important!
To avoid running down the batteries, store the remote control unit so its keys are not pressed
inadvertently.
Remote Controller Signal Range
Front
±30 degrees max.
5 meters (16.4 feet)
max.
5 meters (16.4 feet) max.
Back
5 meters (16.4 feet)
max.
5 meters (16.4 feet)
max.
±30 degrees max.
±30 degrees max.
5 degrees to
30 degrees
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The following table shows the relationship between the distance and projected image size.
* h = Height from the center of the lens to the bottom edge of the projection screen.
Important!
Note that the distances provided above are for reference only.
Projection Distance and Screen Size
Projection Size
Approximate Projection Distance
XJ-A141/XJ-A146 XJ-A241/XJ-A246/XJ-A251/XJ-A256
Screen
Size
Diagonal
(cm)
Minimum
Distance
(m / feet)
Maximum
Distance
(m / feet)
h*
Minimum
Distance
(m / feet)
Maximum
Distance
(m / feet)
h*
(cm / inch)
40 102 1.1 / 3.61 2.2 / 7.22 0 1.0 / 3.28 1.9 / 6.23 9 / 3.54
60 152 1.7 / 5.58 3.4 / 11.15 0 1.4 / 4.59 2.8 / 9.19 14 / 5.51
80 203 2.3 / 7.55 4.5 / 14.76 0 1.9 / 6.23 3.8 / 12.47 18 / 7.09
100 254 2.8 / 9.19 5.6 / 18.37 0 2.4 / 7.87 4.8 / 15.75 23 / 9.06
150 381 4.3 / 14.11 8.5 / 27.89 0 3.6 / 11.81 7.2 / 23.62 34 / 13.39
200 508 5.7 / 18.70 11.3 / 37.07 0 4.8 / 15.75 9.6 / 31.50 45 / 17.72
h*

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