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  • Brand: Dell
  • Product: Video projector
  • Model/name: 1210S
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Italian, English

Table of Contents

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Notes, Notices, and Cautions

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you
make better use of your projector.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to
hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property
damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written
permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell
Inc.; DLP and DLP logo are trademarks of TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED;
Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either
the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims
any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model 1210S
August 2009 Rev. A00
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Contents

1 Your Dell Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

About Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2 Connecting Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable . . . . 10

Monitor Loop-Through Connection Using VGA 

Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Connecting a DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Connecting a DVD Player Using a Composite Video 

Connecting a DVD Player Using a Component Video 

Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-video Cable . 12

Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

3 Using Your Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Turning Your Projector On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Turning Your Projector Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Adjusting the Projected Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Raising the Projector Height . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Lowering the Projector Height . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus . . . . . . . . 17

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Adjusting Projection Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Installing the Remote Control Batteries . . . . . . . . 25

Operating Range With Remote Control . . . . . . . . . 26

Using the On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

AUTO-ADJUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

INPUT SELECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

PICTURE (in PC Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

PICTURE (in Video Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

DISPLAY (in PC Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

DISPLAY (in Video Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

LAMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

SET UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

OTHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

4 Troubleshooting Your Projector . . . . . . . 42

Guiding Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Changing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Contents
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5 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

6 Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

7 Appendix: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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Your Dell Projector
Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the
items, and contact Dell™ if anything is missing.
Package Contents
Power cable 1.8 m VGA cable (VGA to VGA)
Remote control CD User’s Guide & Documentation
AAA Batteries (2)
Your Dell Projector
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About Your Projector
Top View Bottom View
1
2
3
4
6
5
110.00±0.15
55.00±0.10
82.30±0.15
14.00±0.10
7
8
9
10
1 Control panel
2 Zoom tab
3 Focus ring
4 Lens
5 IR receivers
6 Lens cap
7 Mounting holes for ceiling mount: Screw hole M3 x 4.6mm depth.
Recommended torque <8 kgf-cm
8 Mounting hole for tripod: Insert nut 1/4"*20 UNC
9 Lamp cover
10 Tilt adjustment wheel
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
1 Do not use the projector near appliances that generate a lot of heat.

2 Do not use the projector in areas where there is an excessive amount of dust. The 

dust may cause the system to fail and the projector will automatically shutdown.
3 Ensure that the projector is mounted in a well-ventilated area.
4 Do not block the ventilation slots and openings on the projector.
5 Ensure the projector operates between ambient temperatures (5ºC to 35ºC).
6 Do not try to touch the ventilation outlet as it can become very hot after the
projector has been turned on or immediately after it is turned off.
7 Do not look into the lens while the projector is on as it may cause injury to your
eyes.
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8 Do not place any objects near or in front of the projector or cover its lens while the
projector is on as the heat may cause the object to melt or burn.
NOTE:
• Do not attempt to ceiling mount the projector yourself. It should be
installed by a qualified technician.
• Recommended Projector Ceiling Mount Kit (P/N: C3505). For more
information, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
• For more information, see the Safety Information that shipped with your
projector.
Your Dell Projector
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Connecting Your Projector

3 4 5
1 2 6 7
10 9 8
1 VGA-B input (D-sub) connector 6 VGA-A output
(monitor loop-through)
2 VGA-A input (D-sub) connector 7 Audio output connector
3 S-video connector 8 Security cable slot
4 Composite video connector 9 Audio input connector
5 USB remote connector 10 Power cord connector
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 7.
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Connecting to a Computer

Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable
1
2
3
1 Power cord
2 VGA to VGA cable
3 USB-A to USB-B cable
NOTE: The USB cable is not provided with your projector.
NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Up and
Page Down features on the remote control.
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Monitor Loop-Through Connection Using VGA Cables
1 Power cord
2 VGA to VGA cable
1
2 2
NOTE: Only one VGA cable is shipped with your projector. An additional VGA
cable can be purchased on the Dell website at dell.com.
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Connecting a DVD Player
Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-video Cable
1 Power cord
2 S-video cable
1
2
NOTE: The S-video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase
the S-Video extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website at dell.com.
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Connecting a DVD Player Using a Composite Video Cable
1
2
1 Power cord
2 Composite video cable
NOTE: The Composite Video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can
purchase the Composite Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website
at dell.com.
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Connecting a DVD Player Using a Component Video Cable
1
2
1 Power cord
2 VGA to Component Video cable
NOTE: The VGA to Component Video cable is not shipped with your projector.
You can purchase the VGA to Component Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on
the Dell website at dell.com.
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3

Using Your Projector
Turning Your Projector On
NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source (computer, DVD
player, etc.). The Power button light blinks blue until pressed.
1 Remove the lens cap.
2 Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables. For information about 

connecting the projector, see "Connecting Your Projector" on page 9.

3 Press the Power button (see "Using the Control Panel" on page 20 to locate the
Power button).
4 Turn on your source (computer, DVD player, etc.)
5 Connect your source to the projector using the appropriate cable. See
"Connecting Your Projector" on page 9 for instructions to connect your source to
the projector.
6 By default, the input source of projector is set to VGA-A. Change the input source
of projector if necessary.
7 If you have multiple sources connected to the projector, press the Source button
on the remote control or control panel to select the desired source. See "Using the
Control Panel" on page 20 and "Using the Remote Control" on page 22 to locate
the Source button.
Turning Your Projector Off
NOTICE: Unplug the projector after properly shutting down as explained in the
following procedure.
1 Press the Power button.
NOTE: The "Press Power Button to Turn off Projector" message will
appear on the screen. The message disappears after 5 seconds or you can
press the Menu button to clear it.
2 Press the Power button again. The cooling fans continue to operate for 120

seconds.

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3 To power off the projector quickly, press the Power button and hold for 1 second
while the projector’s cooling fans are still running.
NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the
internal temperature to stabilize.
4 Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
Adjusting the Projected Image
Raising the Projector Height
1 Raise the projector to the desired display angle and use the front tilt adjustment
wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
2 Use two tilt adjustment wheels to fine-tune the display angle.
Lowering the Projector Height
1 Lower the projector and use the front tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the

display angle.

1
2
1
2
1 Front tilt adjustment wheel
(Angle of tilt: -4 to 4 degree)
2 Tilt adjustment wheel
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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus 

CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the zoom lens and
elevator foot are fully retracted before moving the projector or placing the
projector in its carrying case.
1 Rotate the zoom tab to zoom in and out.
2 Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances
ranging between 3.28 ft to 39.37 ft (1 m to 12 m).
1
2
1 Zoom tab
2 Focus ring
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Adjusting Projection Image Size

303"(769.62 cm)
227"(576.58 cm)
177"(449.58 cm)
126"(320.04 cm)
76"(193.04 cm)
25"(63.5 cm)
275"
(698.5 cm
)
206"
(523.24 cm
)
160"
(406.4 cm
)
114"
(289.56 cm
)
69"
(175.26 cm
)
22.9"
(58.17 cm)
Projector
to
screen
distance
39.37'(12.0
m)
29.53'(9.0
m)
22.97'(7.0
m)
16.40'(5.0
m)
9.84'(3.0
m)
3.28'(1.0 m)
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Using the Control Panel

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6
9 8
1 Power Turns the projector on or off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 15.
2 Up / Keystone
adjustment
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
3 LAMP warning light If the LAMP amber indicator is on or blinking,
one of the following problems could be occurring:
• Lamp is reaching its end of usable life
• Lamp module is not properly installed
• Lamp driver failure
• Color wheel failure
For more information, see "Troubleshooting Your
Projector" on page 42 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 46.
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4 TEMP warning light	 If the TEMP amber indicator is on or blinking,
one of the following problems could be occurring:
• Internal temperature of the projector is too
high
• Color wheel failure
For more information, see "Troubleshooting Your
Projector" on page 42 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 46.
5 Enter Press to confirm the selection item.
6 IR Receiver Point the remote control towards the IR receiver
and press a button.
7 Right / Auto Adjust Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to synchronize the projector to the input
source.
NOTE: Auto Adjust does not operate if the
on-screen display (OSD) is displayed.
8 Down / Keystone
adjustment
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
9 Left / Source Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to toggle through Analog RGB, Composite,
Component (YPbPr via VGA), and S-video
sources when multiple sources are connected to
the projector.
10 Menu Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional
keys and the Menu button to navigate through
the OSD.
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Using the Remote Control

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Power Turns the projector on or off. For more
information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on
page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on
page 15.
Enter Press to confirm the selection.
Right Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Down Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
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3
4
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5 Aspect Ratio Press to change aspect ratio of a displayed image.
6 Mute Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker.
7 Video mode The projector has preset configurations that are
optimized for displaying data (presentation
slides) or video (movies, games, etc.).
Press the Video Mode button to toggle between
Presentation mode, Bright mode, Movie mode,
sRGB, or Custom mode.
Pressing the Video Mode button once will show
the current display mode. Pressing the Video
Mode button again will switch between modes.
8 Mouse up Press to move to previous page.
NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if
you want to use the Page Up feature.
9 Mouse down Press to move to next page.
NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if
you want to use the Page Down feature.
10 Freeze Press to pause the screen image.
11 Blank screen Press to hide/show the image.
12 Information Press to provide projector native resolution
information.
13 S-Video Press to choose S-Video source.
14 Up Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
15 Left Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
16 Menu Press to activate the OSD.
17 Volume up Press to increase the volume.
18 Source Press to switch between Analog RGB, Composite,
Component (YPbPr, via VGA), and S-video
sources.
19 Volume down Press to decrease the volume.
20 Keystoneadjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
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21 Keystoneadjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-35 degrees).
22 Auto adjust Press to synchronize the projector with the input
source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD
is displayed.
23 Zoom + Press to increase the image.
24 Zoom ­ Press to decrease the image.
25 VGA Press to choose VGA source.
26 Video Press to choose Composite Video source.
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Installing the Remote Control Batteries
NOTE: Remove the batteries from the remote control when not in use.
1 Press the tab to lift the battery compartment cover.
2 Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the batteries.
3 Insert the batteries and align their polarity correctly 

according to the marking in the battery compartment.

NOTE: Avoid mixing different types of batteries or using

new and old batteries together.

4 Slip the battery cover back. 4
1
2
3
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Operating Range With Remote Control

Operating range
Angle ±30°
Distance 7m/22.27feet
Distance
Angle
Angle
Dista
nce
NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak
batteries will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the
projector.
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Using the On-Screen Display
• The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu that can be
displayed with or without an input source.
• To navigate through the tabs in the Main Menu, press the or buttons on
your projectors control panel or remote control.
• To select a submenu, press the button on your projector’s control panel or
remote control.
• To select an option, press the or buttons on your projector’s control panel
or remote control. The color changes to dark blue. When an item is selected, the
color changes to dark blue.
• Use the or buttons on the control panel or remote control to adjust the
settings.
• To go back to Main Menu, go to Back tab and press the button on the control
panel or the remote control.
• To exit the OSD, go to EXIT tab and press the button or press the Menu
button directly on the control panel or the remote control.
Main Menu
AUTO-ADJUST
Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's Frequency and Tracking in PC
mode.
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INPUT SELECT
The Input Select menu allows you to select your projector’s input source.
AUTO SOURCE—Select Off (the
default) to lock the current
input signal. If you press the
Source button when the Auto
Source mode is set to Off, you
can manually select the input
signal. Select On to auto detect
the available input signals. If
you press the Source button
when the projector is on, it
automatically finds the next
available input signal.
VGA-A—Press to detect VGA-A signal.
VGA-B—Press to detect VGA-B signal.
S-VIDEO—Press to detect S-Video signal.
COMPOSITE VIDEO—Press to detect Composite Video signal.
ADVANCED—Press to activate Input Select Advanced menu.
INPUT SELECT ADVANCED
The Input Select Advanced menu allows you to enable or disable input sources.
VGA-A—Use and to enable or disable VGA-A input.
VGA-B—Use and to enable or disable VGA-B input.
S-VIDEO—Use and to enable or disable S-Video input.
COMPOSITE VIDEO—Use and to enable or disable Composite Video input.
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NOTE: You cannot disable your current input source. At anytime, a minimum of
two input sources have to be enabled.
PICTURE (in PC Mode)
Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
VIDEO MODE—Allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation, Bright,
Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom (set
your preferred settings).
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced the projector automatically switches to Custom.
BRIGHTNESS—Use and to adjust the brightness of the image.
CONTRAST—Use and to adjust the display contrast.
ADVANCED—Press to activate Picture Advance Menu. See "PICTURE
ADVANCED" on page 30.
PICTURE (in Video Mode)
Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projectors. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
VIDEO MODE—Allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation, Bright,
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Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom (set
your preferred settings).
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced, the projector automatically switches to
Custom.
BRIGHTNESS—Use and to adjust the brightness of the image.
CONTRAST—Use and to adjust the display contrast.
SATURATION—Allows you to adjust the video source from black and white to fully
saturated color. Press to decrease the amount of color in the image and to
increase the amount of color in the image.
SHARPNESS—Press to decrease the sharpness and to increase the
sharpness.
TINT—Press to increase the amount of green in the image and to increase
the amount of red in the image (available for NTSC only).
ADVANCED—Press to activate Picture Advance Menu. See "PICTURE
ADVANCED" below.
NOTE: Saturation, Sharpness, and Tint are only available when input source is
from Composite or S-Video.
PICTURE ADVANCED
Using the Picture Advanced menu, you can adjust the display settings of your
projector. The Picture Advanced menu provides the following options:
WHITE INTENSITY—Use and to adjust the display white intensity.
COLOR TEMP—Allows you to adjust the color temperature. The screen appears
cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures.
When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is
activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
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CUSTOM COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colors red, green, and
blue.
COLOR SPACE—Allows you to select the color space, options are: RGB, YCbCr, and
YPbPr.
DISPLAY (in PC Mode)
Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the image
appears.
• Original — Select Original to maintain the aspect ratio of image projected
according to input source.
• 4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
• Wide — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a
wide screen image.
ZOOM—Press to activate Zoom menu.
Select the area to zoom and press to view zoomed image.
Adjust the image scale by pressing or and
press to view.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press to activate Zoom Navigation
menu.
Use to navigate projection screen.
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HORIZONTAL POSITION—Press to move the image to the left and to move the
image to the right.
VERTICAL POSITION—Press to move the image down and to move the image
up.
FREQUENCY—Allows you to change the display data clock frequency to match the
frequency of your computer graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use
Frequency control to minimize the bars. This is a coarse adjustment.
TRACKING—Synchronize the phase of the display signal with the graphic card. If you
experience an unstable or flickering image, use Tracking to correct it. This is a fine
adjustment.
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DISPLAY (in Video Mode)
Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Picture menu, provides the following options:
ASPECT RATIO—Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the image
appears.
• Original — Select Original to maintain the aspect ratio of image projected
according to input source.
• 4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
• Wide — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a
wide screen image.
ZOOM—Press to activate Zoom menu.
Select the area to zoom and press to view zoomed image.
Adjust the image scale by pressing or and press to
view.
Adjust the image scale by pressing or and
press to view.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press to activate Zoom Navigation
menu.
Use to navigate projection screen.
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LAMP
Using the Lamp menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The
Lamp menu provides the following options:
LAMP MODE—Allows you to select between Normal and ECO mode. 

Normal mode operates at full power level. ECO Mode operates at a lower power 

level which may provide longer lamp life, quieter operation, and dimmer 

luminance output on the screen. 

LAMP HOUR—Displays the operating hours since the last lamp timer reset.

LAMP HOUR RESET—Select Yes to reset the lamp timer.

SET UP
The Set Up menu allows you to adjust settings for Language, Projector Mode,
Keystone, High Altitude, and Standby VGA Output.
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LANGUAGE—Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press to activate the
Language menu.
PROJECTOR MODE—Allows you to select the projector mode, depending upon how
the projector is mounted.
• Front Projection-Desktop — This is the default option.
• Front Projection-Ceiling Mount — The projector turns the image upside
down for ceiling-mounted projection.
• Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so that you can
project from behind a translucent screen.
• Rear Projection-Ceiling Mount — The projector reverses and turns the image
upside down. You can project from behind a translucent screen with a ceiling-
mounted projection.
V. KEYSTONE—Manually adjust the vertical image distortion caused by tilting the
projector.
HIGH ALTITUDE—Select On to turn on high altitude mode. Operates the fans at full
speed continuously to allow for proper high altitude cooling of the projector.
STANDBY VGA OUTPUT—Select On or Off the VGA output function at projector
standby status. Default is Off.
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INFORMATION
The Information menu displays the current projector settings.
OTHERS
The Others menu allows you to change settings for Menu, Audio, Power, and
Security. You can also perform Test Pattern and Factory Reset.
MENU SETTINGS—Select and press to activate menu settings. The menu
settings consists of the following options:
MENU POSITION—Allows you to change the position of the OSD menu on
the screen.
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MENU TRANSPARENCY—Select to change the transparency level of the OSD
background.
MENU TIMEOUT—Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD timeout. By
default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of non-activity.
MENU LOCK—Select On to enable Menu Lock and hide the OSD menu.
Select OFF to disable the Menu Lock. If you want to disable the Menu
Lock function and have the OSD disappear, press the Menu button on the
control panel or remote control for 15 seconds, then disable the function.
AUDIO SETTINGS—Select and press to change audio settings. The audio
settings menu consists of the following options:
VOLUME—Press to decrease the volume and to increase the volume.
SPEAKER—Select On to enable speaker. Select Off to disable speaker.
MUTE—Allows you to mute the sounds for audio input and audio output.
POWER SETTINGS—Select and press to activate power settings. The power
settings menu consists of the following options:
POWER SAVING—Select Off to disable Power Saving mode. By default, the
projector is set to enter power saving mode after 120 minutes of no activity.
A warning message appears on screen showing a 60-second countdown
before switching to power saving mode. Press any key buttons during
countdown period to stop power saving mode.
You can also set a different delay period to enter power saving mode. The
delay period is the time you want the projector to wait without an input
signal. Power saving can be set to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
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If an input signal is not detected during the delay period, the projector
turns off the lamp and goes into power saving mode. If an input signal is
detected within the delay period, the projector automatically turns on. If
an input signal is not detected within two hours during power saving mode,
the projector switches from Power Saving mode to Power Off mode. To
turn on the projector press the Power button.
QUICK SHUTDOWN—Select Yes to turn off the projector with a single press of
the Power button. This function allows the projector to quick power off
with an accelerated fan speed. Slightly higher acoustic noise is expected
during quick power off.
NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the
internal temperature to stabilize. The projector will take a longer time to turn on
if you try to power on immediately. Its cooling fan will run at full speed for about
30 seconds to stabilize the internal temperature.
SECURITY SETTINGS—Select and press to activate security settings. The
security settings menu allows you to enable and set password protection.
PASSWORD—When Password Protect is enabled, a Password Protect screen
requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is
inserted into the electrical outlet and the power for the projector is first
turned on. By default, this function is disabled. You can enable this feature,
by selecting Enabled. If the password has been set before, key in the
password first and select the function. This password security feature will
be activated the next time you turn on the projector. If you enable this
feature, you will be asked to enter the projector's password after you turn
on the projector:
1 First time password input request:
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a Go to Others menu, press and then select Password to Enable
the password setting.
b	 Enabling the Password function will pop up a character screen, key
in a 4-digit number from the screen and press .
c To confirm, enter the password again.
d If the password verification is successful, you may resume with
accessing the projector's functions and its utilities.
2	 If you have entered an incorrect password, you will be given
another 2 chances. After the three invalid attempts, the projector
will automatically turn off.
NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL™ or a qualified
service personnel.
3	 To disable the password function, select Off to disable the
function.
4 To delete the password, select Delete.
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CHANGE PASSWORD—Key in the original password, then enter the new
password and confirm the new password again.
TEST PATTERN—Test Pattern is used to test focus and resolution.
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You can enable or disable the Test Pattern by selecting Off, 1 or 2. You can also
invoke the Test Pattern 1 by pressing and holding down and buttons on the
control panel simultaneously for 2 seconds. You can also invoke the test pattern 2
by pressing and holding down and buttons on the control panel
simultaneously for 2 seconds.
Test Pattern 1:
Test Pattern 2:
FACTORY RESET—Select and press to reset all settings to its factory default, the
warning message below appears.
Reset items include both computer sources and video source settings.
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Troubleshooting Your Projector
If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting
tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell™ (see Contacting Dell™ on page 53).
Problem
No image appears on the
screen
Possible Solution
• Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the
projector is turned on.
• Ensure that the INPUT SELECT is set
correctly in the OSD menu.
• Ensure the external graphics port is enabled.
If you are using a Dell™ portable computer,
press (Fn+F8). For other
computers, see your respective
documentation. The output signal from the
computer is not according to industry
standards. Should this happen, upgrade the
video driver of the computer. For Dell
computer, see support.dell.com.
• Ensure that all the cables are securely
connected. See "Connecting Your Projector"
on page 9.
• Ensure that the pins of the connectors are
not bent or broken.
• Ensure that the lamp is securely installed
(see "Changing the Lamp" on page 47).
• Use Test Pattern in the Others menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
Missing Input Source. Go to Advanced Enable/Disable Sources,
Cannot switch to particular ensure that particular Input Source is set to
Input Source. Enable.
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Problem (continued) Possible Solution (continued)
Partial, scrolling, or
incorrectly displayed image
1 Press the Auto Adjust button on the remote
control or the control panel.
2 If you are using a Dell™ portable computer,
set the resolution of the computer to XGA
(1024 x 768):
a Right-click the unused portion of your
Microsoft®
Windows®
desktop, click
Properties and then select Settings tab.
b Verify that the setting is 1024 x 768 pixels
for the external monitor port.
c Press (Fn+F8).
If you experience difficulty in changing
resolutions or your monitor freezes, restart all
the equipment and the projector.
If you are not using a Dell™ portable
computer, see your computer’s
documentation. The output signal from the
computer may not be according to industry
standards. Should this happen, upgrade the
video driver of the computer. For a Dell
computer, see support.dell.com.
The screen does not display
your presentation
If you are using a portable computer, press
(Fn+F8).
Image is unstable or flickering Adjust the tracking in the OSD Display sub-
menu (in PC Mode only).
Image has vertical flickering
bar
Adjust the frequency in the OSD Display sub-
menu (in PC Mode only).
Image color is incorrect • If the display receives the wrong signal
output from the graphics card, please set the
signal type to RGB in the OSD Display tab.
• Use Test Pattern in the Others menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
Image is out of focus 1 Adjust the focus ring on the projector lens.
2 Ensure that the projection screen is within
the required distance from the projector
(3.28 ft [1m] to 39.37 ft [12 m]).
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Problem (continued) Possible Solution (continued)
The image is stretched when
displaying a 16:9 DVD
The projector automatically detects the input
signal format. It will maintain the aspect ratio
of the projected image according to input
signal format with an Original setting.
If the image is still stretched, adjust the aspect
ratio in the Set Up menu in the OSD.
Image is reversed Select Set Up from the OSD and adjust the
projector mode.
Lamp is burned out or makes 	 When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may
a popping sound	 burn out and may make a loud popping sound.
If this occurs, the projector does not turn back
on. To replace the lamp, see "Changing the
Lamp" on page 47.
LAMP light is solid amber If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the
lamp.
LAMP light is blinking amber 	 If the LAMP light is blinking amber, Lamp
module connection may be disrupted. Please
check the lamp module and ensure that it is
properly installed.
If the LAMP light and the Power light are
blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and
the projector will automatically shut down.
If the LAMP and TEMP light are blinking
amber and the Power light is solid blue, the
color wheel has failed and the projector will
automatically shut down.
To clear the protection mode, press and hold
the POWER button for 10 seconds.
TEMP light is solid amber 	 The projector has overheated. The display
automatically shuts down. Turn the display on
again after the projector cools down. If the
problem persists, contact Dell™.
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Problem (continued)	 Possible Solution (continued)
TEMP light is blinking amber	 A projector fan has failed and the projector
will automatically shut down. Try to clear the
projector mode by pressing and holding the
POWER button for 10 seconds. Please wait
for about 5 minutes and try to power up again.
If the problem persists, contact Dell™.
The OSD does not appear on Try to press the Menu button on the panel for
the screen 15 seconds to unlock the OSD. Check the
Menu Lock on page 37.
The remote control is not The battery may be low. Check if the laser
operating smoothly or works beam transmitted from the remote is too dim.
only within a limited range If so, replace with 2 new AAA batteries.
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Guiding Signals

Projector
Status
Description
Control Buttons
Power
Indicator
TEMP
(Amber)
LAMP (Amber)
Standby mode Projector in Standby mode. Ready to power
on.
BLUE
Flashing
OFF OFF
Warming up
mode
Projector takes some time to warm up and
power on.
BLUE OFF OFF
Lamp on Projector in Normal mode, ready to display
an image.
Note: The OSD menu is not accessed.
BLUE OFF OFF
Cooling mode Projector is cooling to shutdown. BLUE OFF OFF
Power Saving
mode
Power Saving mode has been activated. The
projector will automatically enter standby
mode, if an input signal is not detected in
two hours.
AMBER
Flashing
OFF OFF
Cooling before
Power Saving
mode
The projector takes 60 seconds to cool down
before entering Power Saving mode. AMBER OFF OFF
Projector
overheated
Air vents might be blocked or ambient
temperature may be above 35ºC. The
projector automatically shuts down. Ensure
that the air vents are not blocked and that
the ambient temperature is within
operational range. If the problem persists,
contact Dell.
OFF AMBER OFF
Lamp driver
overheated
The lamp driver is overheated. The air vents
may be blocked. The projector automatically
shuts down. Turn the display on again after
the projector cools down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
AMBER AMBER OFF
Fan breakdown One of the fans has failed. The projector
automatically shuts down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
ÒFF
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
Lamp driver
breakdown
The lamp driver has failed. The projector
automatically shuts down. Unplug the power
cord after three minutes then turn the
display on again. If this problem persists,
contact Dell.
AMBER
Flashing
OFF
AMBER
Flashing
Color Wheel
breakdown
Color wheel cannot start. The projector has
failed and the projector automatically shuts
down. Unplug the power cord after three
minutes and then turn on the projector. If
this problem persists, contact Dell.
BLUE
AMBER
Flashing
AMBER
Flashing
Fault - DC
supply (+12V)
Power supply has been interrupted. The
projector automatically shuts down. Unplug
the power cord after three minutes and then
turn on the projector. If this problem
persists, contact Dell.
AMBER
Flashing
AMBER AMBER
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Changing the Lamp
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 7.
Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful
life in the operation. Replacement suggested! www.dell.com/lamps" appears
on the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact Dell™. For
more information, see Contacting Dell™on page 53.
CAUTION: Use an original lamp to ensure safe and optimal working condition
of your projector.
CAUTION: The lamp becomes very hot when in use. Do not attempt to replace
the lamp until the projector has been allowed to cool down for at least 30
minutes.
CAUTION: Do not touch the bulb or the lamp glass at any time. Projector
lamps are very fragile and may shatter if touched. The shattered glass pieces
are sharp and can cause injury.
CAUTION: If the lamp shatters, remove all broken pieces from the projector
and dispose or recycle according to state, local, or federal law. For more
information see www.dell.com/hg.
1 Turn off the projector and disconnect the power cord. 

2 Let the projector cool for at least 30 minutes.

3 Loosen the two screws that secure the 

lamp cover, and remove the cover.
4 Loosen the two screws that secure the
lamp.
5 Pull the lamp up by its metal handle.
NOTE: Dell™ may require lamps
replaced under warranty to be returned
to Dell™. Otherwise, contact your local
waste disposal agency for the address
of the nearest deposit site.
6 Replace with the new lamp.
7 Tighten the two screws that secure the
lamp.
8 Replace the lamp cover and tighten the
two screws.
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9 Reset the lamp usage time by selecting "Yes" for Lamp Reset in the OSD Lamp
tab (see Lamp menu on page 34). When a new lamp module has been changed,
the projector will automatically detect and reset the lamp hours.
CAUTION: Lamp Disposal (for the US only)
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE
RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL
LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.DELL.COM/HG OR CONTACT
THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR LAMP
SPECIFIC DISPOSAL INFORMATION CHECK WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
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Specifications

Light Valve 0.55" SVGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™

Brightness 2500 ANSI Lumens (Max.)

Contrast Ratio 2200:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off)

Uniformity 90% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)

Number of Pixels 800 x 600 (SVGA)

Displayable Color 1.07 billion colors

Color Wheel Speed 2X

Projection Lens F-Stop: F/ 2.41~2.55

Focal length, f=21.8~24 mm
1.1X manual Zoom Lens
Throw ratio =1.95~2.15 wide and tele
Projection Screen Size 22.9-303 inches (diagonal)

Projection Distance 3.28~39.37 ft (1 m ~ 12 m)

Video Compatibility Composite Video / S-Video: NTSC (M, 3.58, 4.43),

PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, 4.43), SECAM (B, D, G, 

K, K1, L, 4.25/4.4))

Component Video via VGA : 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 

480i/p

Power Supply	 Universal AC90-264 50/60 Hz with PFC input
Power Consumption	 Normal mode: 234W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Eco mode: 209W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Power saving mode: <14W (Fan speed at
minimum)
Standby mode: <1W
Audio 1 speaker x 2 watt RMS
Noise Level 37 dB(A) Normal mode, 35 dB(A) Eco mode
Weight 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
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Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.26 x 3.54 x 7.56 inches (286 x 90 x 192 mm)
3.54"(90mm)
11.26"(286mm)
7
.
5
6
"
(
1
9
2
m
m
)
Environmental	 Operating temperature: 5o
C - 35o
C (41o
F- 95o
F)
Humidity: 80% maximum
Storage temperature: 0o
C to 60o
C (32o
F to 140o
F)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Shipping temperature: -20o
C to 60o
C
(-4o
F to 140o
F)
Humidity: 90% maximum
I/O Connectors	 Power: One AC power socket (3-pins - C14 inlet)
VGA input: Two 15-pins D-sub connectors (Blue),
VGA-A & VGA-B, for analog RGB/Component
input signals.
VGA output: One 15-pins D-sub connector (Black)
for VGA-A loop through.
S-Video input: One standard 4-pins min-DIN S-
Video connector for Y/C signal.
Composite video input: One Yellow RCA jack for
CVBS signal.
Analog Audio input: One 3.5mm stereo mini phone
jack (Green).
Fix audio output: One 3.5mm stereo mini phone
jack (Blue).
USB port: One USB slave for remote support.
Lamp	 Philips 185W user-replaceable lamp (up to 4000
hours in eco mode)
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NOTE: The lamp life rating for any projector is a measure of brightness
degradation only, and is not a specification for the time it takes a lamp to fail
and cease light output. Lamp life is defined as the time it takes for more than 50
percent of a lamp sample population to have brightness decrease by
approximately 50 percent of the rated lumens for the specified lamp. The lamp
life rating is not guaranteed in any way. The actual operating life span of a
projector lamp will vary according to operating conditions and usage patterns.
Usage of a projector in stressful conditions which may include dusty
environments, under high temperatures, many hours per day and abrupt
powering-off will most likely result in a lamp’s shortened operating life span or
possible lamp failure.
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Contacting Dell

For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999­
3355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell™ provides several online and telephone-based support and service
options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may
not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support,
or customer service issues:
1 Visit support.dell.com.

2 Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop-

down menu at the bottom of the page. 

3 Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.

4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.

5 Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.

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