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  • Brand: Dell
  • Product: Video projector
  • Model/name: 1430x
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Italian, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you
make better use of your projector.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to
hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property
damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2011 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 1420X/1430X
February 2012 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 

Connecting a DVD Player Using a Component 

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

Video Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Video 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 . . . . . . . . 24

Operating Range With Remote Control . . . . . . . . . 25

Using the On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Input Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Auto Adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Brightness/Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Video Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

4 Troubleshooting Your Projector . . . . . . . 44

Guiding Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Changing the Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

5 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

6 Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

7 Appendix: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

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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 with battery CD User’s Guide & Documentation
VGA Video S-Video
Volume
Mute
Menu
Source
Freeze
Blank
Up
Page Zoom
Down
Auto
Pull the tab before using the remote control
VG
A
Vide
o
S-V
ideo
Volu
me
Mut
e
Men
u
Sou
rce
Fre
eze
Bla
nk
Up
Pag
e
Zoo
m
Dow
n
Aut
o
Your Dell Projector
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About Your Projector
Top View Bottom View
5
2
3
4
1
6
7
9
10
11
8
1 Control panel
2 Zoom tab and Focus ring
3 Lens
4 IR receivers
5 Lens cap
6 Quick-release button
7 Lamp cover
8 Mounting holes for ceiling mount: Screw hole M3 x 4.6mm depth.
Recommended torque <8 kgf-cm
9 Front adjuster foot
10 Mounting hole for tripod: Insert nut 1/4"*20 UNC
11 Tilt adjustment wheel
WARNING: 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 (0 ºC to 35 ºC).
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.
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7 Do not look into the lens while the projector is on as it may cause injury to your
eyes.
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: C4504). 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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2

Connecting Your Projector

3 4 5
1 2 6 7
8
11 9
10
1 Mini USB (type B) remote
connector
7 Audio input connector
2 VGA-A output
(monitor loop-through)
8 Security cable slot
3 VGA-A input (D-sub) connector 9 Audio output connector
4 VGA-B input (D-sub) connector 10 Composite video connector
5 RS232 control port 11 Power cord connector
6 S-video connector
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 7.
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3
Connecting to a Computer

Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable
1
2
1 Power cord
2 VGA to VGA cable
3 USB-A to Mini USB-B cable
NOTE: The Mini USB-B cable is not provided with your projector.
NOTE: The Mini USB-B 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 www.dell.com.
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Connecting a DVD Player
Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-video Cable
1
2
1 Power cord
2 S-video cable
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 www.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 www.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 www.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 the projector is set to VGA-A. Change the input
source of the 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
CAUTION: 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 60

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 press the quick-release button.
2 Use the tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
Lowering the Projector Height
1 Hold up the projector while pressing the quick-release button, then slowly lower
the projector and use the tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
1
2
PUSH
PUSH
1
1 Front adjuster foot
(Angle of tilt: 0 to 6 degrees)
2 Tilt adjustment wheel
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Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus 

WARNING: 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 26.24 ft (1 m to 8 m).
1
2
1 Zoom tab
2 Focus ring
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Adjusting Projection Image Size

150"
(381 cm
)
125"
(317.5 cm
)
100"
(254 cm
)
75"
(190.5 cm
)
50"
(127 cm
)
37.5"
(95.25 cm)
180" (457.2 cm)
150" (381 cm)
120" (304.8 cm)
90" (228.6 cm)
60" (152.4 cm)
45" (114.3 cm)
Projector
to
screen
distance
19.68'(6.0
m)
16.40'(5.0
m)
13.12'(4.0
m)
9.84'(3.0
m)
6.56'(2.0
m)
4.92'(1.5 m)
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Using the Control Panel

4
3
11
12
1
8
6
5
7
2
10 9
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 IR Receiver Point the remote control towards the IR receiver
and press a button.
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 44 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 48.
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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 44 and "Guiding Signals" on
page 48.
5 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/-40 degrees).
6 Volume up Press to increase the volume.
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
9
Volume down
Enter
Press to decrease the volume.
Press to confirm the selection item.
10
11
Down / Keystone
adjustment
Menu
Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-40 degrees).
Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional
keys and the Menu button to navigate through
the OSD.
12 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.
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Blank
Zoom
VGA Video S-Video
Volume
Mute
Menu
Source
Freeze Up
Page
Down
Auto
3
1
5
8
9
12
2
4
7
6
10
11
Using the Remote Control

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 Video Press to choose Composite Video source.
3 S-Video Press to choose S-Video source.
4 Auto adjust Press to synchronize the projector with the input
source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD
is displayed.
5
6
Volume up
Volume down
Press to increase the volume.
Press to decrease the volume.
7 Mute Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker.
8 Right Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
9 Zoom + Press to increase the image.
10 Zoom ­ Press to decrease the image.
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
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11 Page up Press to move to previous page.
NOTE: The Mini USB-B cable must be
connected if you want to use the Page Up
feature.
12 Page down Press to move to next page.
NOTE: The Mini USB-B cable must be
connected if you want to use the Page Down
feature.
13 VGA Press to choose VGA source.
14 Source Press to switch between Analog RGB, Composite,
Component (YPbPr, via VGA), and S-video
sources.
15 Up Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
16 Left Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
17 Enter Press to confirm the selection.
18 Menu Press to activate the OSD.
19 Down Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display
(OSD) Menu items.
20 Freeze Press to pause the screen image.
21 Blank Press to hide/show the image.
22 Keystoneadjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-40 degrees).
23 Keystoneadjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting
the projector (+40/-40 degrees).
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Installing the Remote Control Batteries
NOTE: Remove the batteries from the remote control when not in use.
1 Push and hold the locking arm while pulling out the
battery holder.
2 Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the battery.
3 Insert the battery and align their polarity correctly
according to the marking in the battery compartment.
4 Push the battery holder back.
1
2
3
4
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Operating Range With Remote Control

VGA
Video
S-Video
Volum
e
Mute Menu
Source
Freeze
Blank
Up
Page
Zoom
Down
Auto
VGA
Vide
o
S-Video
Volume
Mute
Men
u
Source
Freeze
Blan
k Up
Page
Zoom
Dow
n
Auto
Operating range
Angle
Distance
+30°
7 m/22.5 ft
Angle
Angle
D
is
t
a
n
c
e
D
i
s
t
a
n
c
e
NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak
battery 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 the Main Menu, press the button on the control panel or the
remote control.
• To exit the OSD, press the button or press the Menu button directly on the
control panel or the remote control.
NOTE: OSD structure and set are the same for the 1420X and 1430X models.
Input Source
The Input Source menu allows you to select your projector’s input source.
Menu Dell 1420X
Input Source Auto Source
Auto Adjust VGA A
Brightness/Contrast VGA-B
Video Mode Composite
Volume S-Video
Advanced Settings
Language
Help
Resolution: 1400x1050
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
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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.
COMPOSITE—Press to detect Composite Video signal.
S-VIDEO—Press to detect S-Video signal.
Auto Adjust
Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's Frequency and Tracking in PC
mode.
Menu
Input Source
Auto Adjust
Brightness/Contrast
Video Mode
Volume
Advanced Settings
Language
Help
Press
Dell
to adjust the projector
1420X
Resolution: 1400x1050
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Brightness/Contrast
The Brightness/Contrast menu allows you adjust the brightness/contrast settings
of your projector.
Menu Dell 1420X
Input Source Brightness Contrast
Auto Adjust
Brightness/Contrast
Video Mode
Volume 50 50
Advanced Settings
Language
Help
Resolution: 1400x1050
BRIGHTNESS—Use and to adjust the brightness of the image.
CONTRAST—Use and to adjust the display contrast.
Video Mode
The Video Mode menu allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation,
Bright, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom
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(set your preferred settings).
Menu
Input Source
Auto Adjust
Brightness/Contrast
Video Mode
Volume
Advanced Settings
Language
Help
Resolution: 1400x1050
Volume
Dell 1420X
Presentation
Bright
Movie
sRGB
Custom
The Volume menu allows you to adjust the volume settings of your projector.
Menu
Input Source
Auto Adjust
Brightness/Contrast
Video Mode
Volume
Advanced Settings
Language
Help
Dell 1420X
Volume
Resolution: 1400x1050
VOLUME—Press to increase the volume and to decrease the volume.
Advanced Settings
The Advanced Settings menu allows you to change settings for Image, Display,
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Projector, Menu, Power, and Information.
Menu Dell 1420X
Input Source Press to change settings below
Auto Adjust Image Settings
Display Settings
Brightness/Contrast
Video Mode Projector Settings
Volume Menu Settings
Advanced Settings Power Settings
Language Information
Help
Resolution: 1400x1050
Image Settings (In PC Mode)
Select and press to activate image settings. The image settings menu provides
the following options:
Advanced Settings Dell 1420X
Image Settings Color Temperature Mid
Display Settings RGB Color Adjust R: 50 G:50 B:50
Projector Settings White Intensity 10
Menu Settings Color Space RGB
Power Settings VGA Output Off
Information
Resolution: 1400x1050
COLOR TEMPERATURE—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 RGB Color Adjust menu, the
Custom mode is activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
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RGB COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colors red, green, and blue.
WHITE INTENSITY—Use and to adjust the display white intensity.
COLOR SPACE—Allows you to select the color space, options are: RGB, YCbCr, and
YPbPr.
VGA OUTPUT—Select On or Off to enable or disable the VGA output function at
projector standby status. Default is Off.
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Color Temperature, RGB Color Adjust and
White Intensity, the projector automatically switches to Custom.
Image Settings (In Video Mode)
Select and press to activate image settings. The image settings menu provides
the following options:
Advanced Settings Dell 1420X
Image Settings Color Temperature Mid
Display Settings RGB Color Adjust R: 50 G:50 B:50
Projector Settings Saturation 50
Menu Settings Sharpness 16
Power Settings Tint 50
Information White Intensity 10
Color Space YCbCr
VGA Output Off
Resolution: 720x480
COLOR TEMPERATURE—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 RGB Color Adjust menu, the
Custom mode is activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
RGB COLOR ADJUST—Allows you to manually adjust the colors red, green, and blue.
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.
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TINT—Press to decrease the amount of green in the image and to increase
the amount of red in the image (available for NTSC only).
WHITE INTENSITY—Use and to adjust the display white intensity.
COLOR SPACE—Allows you to select the color space, options are: RGB, YCbCr, and
YPbPr.
VGA OUTPUT—Select On or Off to enable or disable the VGA output function at
projector standby status. Default is Off.
NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Color Temperature, RGB Color Adjust,
Saturation, Sharpness, Tint and White Intensity, the projector automatically
switches to Custom.
Image Settings (No Input Source)
Select and press to activate image settings. The image settings menu provides
the following options:
Advanced Settings Dell 1420X

Image Settings VGA Output Off

Display Settings

Projector Settings

Menu Settings

Power Settings

Information

Resolution: 1440x1050
VGA OUTPUT—Select On or Off to enable or disable the VGA output function at
projector standby status. Default is Off.
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Display Settings (In PC Mode)
Select and press to activate Display settings. The Display settings menu
provides the following options:
Advanced Settings Dell 1420X
Image Settings Horizontal Position 50
Display Settings Vertical Position 0
Projector Settings Frequency 0
Menu Settings Tracking 7
Power Settings Aspect Ratio Original
Information Zoom X1
Zoom Navigation Press
Resolution: 1440x1050
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 for 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.
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.
• 16:9 — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a 16:9
screen image.
• 4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
ZOOM—Press and to zoom the image.
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Zoom
Adjust the image scale by pressing
Zoom+ or Zoom- on your remote control.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press to activate Zoom Navigation
menu.
Use to navigate projection screen.
Display Settings (In Video Mode)
Select and press to activate Display settings. The Display settings menu
provides the following options:
Advanced Settings
Image Settings
Display Settings
Projector Settings
Menu Settings
Power Settings
Information
Dell 1420X
Resolution: 720x480
Aspect Ratio
Zoom
Original
X1
Press
Zoom Navigation
3D Display
3D Sync Invert
Off
Off
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.
• 16:9 — The input source scales to fit the width of the screen to project a 16:9
screen image.
• 4:3 — The input source scales to fit the screen and projects a 4:3 image.
ZOOM—Press and to zoom the image.
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Zoom
Adjust the image scale by pressing
Zoom+ or Zoom- on your remote control.
ZOOM NAVIGATION—Press to activate Zoom Navigation
menu.
Use to navigate projection screen.
3D DISPLAY —Select On to start the 3D display function (default is Off).
NOTE:
1 When you want to create a 3D experience, you will need a few other components
including:
a. Computer/Laptop with a 120 Hz signal output quad-buffered graphics card.
b. "Active" 3D glasses with DLP Link.
c. 3D content. See "Note 4".
d. 3D Player. (Example: Stereoscopic Player...)
2 Enable the 3D function when it satisfies any of the below-mentioned conditions:
a. Computer/Laptop with a graphics card, capable of outputting a 120 Hz signal
via VGA cable.
b. Input a suite of 3D content via Video and S-Video.

3 "3D Display" selection will only be enabled in the "Display Settings of the 

Advanced Settings" menu when the projector detects either of the inputs

mentioned above.

4 3D support and refresh rate are as below:

a. VGA 1280 x 720 120 Hz, 1024 x 768 120 Hz, and 800 x 600 120 Hz
b. Composite/S-Video 60 Hz
c. Component 480i
5 The recommended VGA signal for laptop is Single-mode output (Dual mode is
not recommended).
3D SYNC INVERT —If you see a discrete or overlapping image while wearing DLP 3D
goggles, you may need to execute 'Invert' to get best match of left/right image
sequence to get the correct image. (For DLP 3D goggles)
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Projector Settings
Select and press to activate Projector settings. The Projector settings menu
provides the following options:
Advanced Settings
Image Settings
Display Settings
Projector Settings
Menu Settings
Power Settings
Information
Auto Source
Projector Mode
Speaker
Closed Caption
High Altitude Mode
Startup Screen
Dell
Off
Front
On
Off
Off
Dell
1420X
Test Pattern 2 Off
Factory Reset Press
Resolution: 1440x1050
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.
PROJECTOR MODE—Allows you to select the projector mode, depending upon how
the projector is mounted.
• Front — This is the default option.
• Front Ceiling — The projector turns the image upside down for ceiling-mounted
projection.
• Rear — The projector reverses the image so that you can project from behind a
translucent screen.
• Rear Ceiling — The projector reverses and turns the image upside down. You can
project from behind a translucent screen with a ceiling-mounted projection.
SPEAKER —Select On to enable the speaker. Select Off to the disable speaker.
CLOSED CAPTION—Select On to enable close caption and activate the closed caption
menu. Select appropriate closed caption options: CC1, CC2, CC3, and CC4.
NOTE: Closed Caption option is available for NTSC only.
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Green Blue Grey White Black
Press to display
Exit Menu
Red
STARTUP SCREEN—Default is Dell logo as wallpaper.
HIGH ALTITUDE MODE—Select On when your environment is between 1500 m and
3000 m.
TEST PATTERN 2—Test Pattern is used to test focus and resolution.
You can enable or disable the Test Pattern 2 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:
Test Pattern 2
FACTORY RESET—Select and press to reset all settings to its factory default, the
warning message below appears.
Resetting to factory default
Reset items include both computer sources and video source settings.
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Menu Settings
Select and press to activate menu settings. The menu settings consists of the
following options:
Advanced Settings
Image Settings
Display Settings
Projector Settings
Menu Settings
Power Settings
Information
Menu Position
Menu Timeout
Menu Transparency
Menu Lock
Password
Change Password
Dell 1420X
Center
20 sec.
0
Off
Disable
Press
Resolution: 1440x1050
MENU POSITION—Allows you to change the position of the OSD menu on
the screen.
MENU TIMEOUT—Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD timeout. By
default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of non-activity.
MENU TRANSPARENCY—Select to change the transparency level of the OSD
background.
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 appear, press the Menu button on the
control panel or remote control for 15 seconds, then disable the function.
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 Menu Settings menu, press and then select Password to Enable
the password setting.
Advanced Settings
Image Settings
Display Settings
Projector Settings
Menu Settings
Power Settings
Information
Menu Position
Menu Timeout
Menu Transparency
Menu Lock
Password
Change Password
Dell 1420X
Disable
Enable
Delete
Resolution: 1440x1050
b	 Enabling the Password function will pop up a character screen, key in a 4­
digit number from the screen and press .
Please key in new password
Password (4 character code):
PPID CN-0R3KXG-S0081-137-0004
Select
Confirm
Enter Exit
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.
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NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL™ or a qualified
service personnel.
3 To disable the password function, select Disable.

4 To delete the password, select Delete.

CHANGE PASSWORD—Key in the original password, then enter the new 

password and confirm the new password again.
Please key in original password
Password (4 character code):
PPID CN-0R3KXG-S0081-137-0004
Select
Confirm
Enter Exit
Please key in new password
Password (4 character code):
PPID CN 0R3KXG S0081-137-0004
Select
Confirm
Enter Exit
Please key in new password agian
Password (4 character code):
PPID CN-0R3KXG-S0081-137-0004
Select
Confirm
Enter Exit
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Power Settings
Select and press to activate power settings. The power settings menu consists
of the following options:
Advanced Settings Dell 1420X
Image Settings Quick Shutdown Off
Display Settings Power Saving 10 Min
Projector Settings Lamp Mode Normal
Menu Settings Lamp Hour Reset Press
Power Settings
Information
Resolution: 1440x1050
QUICK SHUTDOWN—Select On 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.
POWER SAVING—Select Off to disable Power Saving mode. By default, the
projector is set to enter power saving mode after 10 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.
If an input signal is not detected during the delay period, the projector
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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.
LAMP MODE—Allows you to select between Normal or 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 RESET—Press and select the Confirm option to reset the
lamp hour.
Information
The Information menu displays the current projector settings.
Advanced Settings Dell 1420X
Image Settings Model Name : 1420X
Display Settings Operating Hour : 2 hours
Projector Settings PPID : CN 0R3KXG S0081-137-0004
Menu Settings
Power Settings
Information
Resolution: 1440x1050
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Language
Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press to activate the Language
menu.
Menu Dell 1420X
Input Source
Auto Adjust
Brightness/Contrast
Video Mode
Volume
Advanced Settings
Language
Help
Resolution: 1400x1050
Help
If you encounter problems with your projector, you can access the help menu for
troubleshooting.
Menu Dell 1420X
Input Source No image appears
Auto Adjust Incorrectly displayed image
Brightness/Contrast Your presentation is not displayed
Video Mode Image is unstable or flickering
Volume Image has vertical flickering bar
Advanced Settings Image color is incorrect
Language Stretched image when displaying a 16:9 DVD
Help
Resolution: 1400x1050
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4

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 57).
Problem
No image appears on the
screen
F8
Fn
CRT/LCD
Possible Solution
• Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the
projector is turned on.
• Ensure that the Input Source 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 49).
• Use Test Pattern in the Others menu.
Ensure that the colors of the test pattern are
correct.
Missing Input Source. Ensure that particular Input Source is set to
Cannot switch to particular Enable.
Input Source.
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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 Projector Settings 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 49.
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 protection mode by pressing and
holding the POWER button for 15 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 38.
The remote control is not The battery may be low. If so, replace with the
operating smoothly or works same or equivalent type recommended by the
only within a limited range battery manufacturer.
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Guiding Signals

Projector
Status
Description
Control Buttons
Power Menu
Indicator
TEMP
(Amber)
LAMP
(Amber)
Standby mode Projector in Standby mode. Ready to power
on.
BLUE
Flashing
OFF OFF OFF
Warming up
mode
Projector takes some time to warm up and
power on.
BLUE BLUE OFF OFF
Lamp on Projector in Normal mode, ready to display
an image.
Note: The OSD menu is not accessed.
BLUE BLUE OFF OFF
Cooling mode Projector is cooling to shutdown. BLUE OFF 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 OFF
Cooling before
Power Saving
mode
The projector takes 60 seconds to cool down
before entering Power Saving mode. AMBER OFF 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 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 OFF AMBER OFF
Fan breakdown One of the fans has failed. The projector
automatically shuts down. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
ÒFF OFF
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 OFF
AMBER
Flashing
Lamp module
connection
failed
Lamp module connection may be disrupted.
Please check the lamp module and ensure
that it is properly installed. If the problem
persists, contact Dell.
OFF OFF 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 OFF
AMBER
Flashing
AMBER
Flashing
Lamp failure Lamp defective. Replace the lamp.
Lamp is reaching its end of usable life.
OFF OFF OFF AMBER
OSD on When the projector's OSD is called up and is
visible to users.
BLUE BLUE OFF OFF
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Changing the Lamp
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions as described on page 7.
WARNING: Use an original lamp to ensure safe and optimal working
condition of your projector.
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: 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 screws that secure the lamp

cover, and remove the cover.

4 Loosen the screw that secures 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 screw that secures the lamp.

8 Replace the lamp cover and tighten the 

two screws.
9 Reset the lamp usage time by selecting
"Confirm" for Lamp Hour Reset in the
Power Settings (see "Power Settings" on page 41). When a new lamp module has
been changed, the projector will automatically detect and reset the lamp hours.
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WARNING: 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" XGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™
Brightness	 1420X:
2700 ANSI Lumens (Max.)
1430X:
3200 ANSI Lumens (Max.)
Contrast Ratio 2400:1 Minimum (Full On/Full Off)
Uniformity 85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA)
Native Resolution 1024 x 768 (XGA)
4:3 Aspect Ratio
Displayable Color 1.07 billion colors
Color Wheel Speed 2X
Projection Lens F-Stop: F/ 2.54~2.73
Focal length, f=18.18~21.84 mm
1.2X manual Zoom Lens
Throw ratio =1.64~1.97 wide and tele
110% offset
Projection Screen Size 38-180 inches (diagonal)

Projection Distance 3.28~26.24 ft (1 m ~ 8 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
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Power Consumption	 1420X:
Normal mode: 305W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Eco mode: 265W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Standby mode: <0.5W
1430X:
Normal mode: 368W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Eco mode: 305W ± 10% @ 110Vac
Standby mode: <0.5W
Audio 1 speaker x 2 watt RMS
Noise Level 1420X:
33 dB(A) Normal mode, 29 dB(A) Eco mode
1430X:
36 dB(A) Normal mode, 32 dB(A) Eco mode
Weight 5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.4 x 3.6 x 9.3 inches (290 x 90.82 x 238 mm)
3.6"(90.82mm)
11.4"(290mm)
9
.
3
"
(
2
3
8
m
m
)
Environmental	 Operating temperature: 0 oC - 35 oC (32 oF- 95 oF)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Storage temperature: -30 o
C to 65 o
C (-22 o
F to 149
o
F)
Humidity: 90% maximum
Shipping temperature: -20 oC to 60 oC
(-4 o
F to 140 o
F)
Humidity: 90% maximum
I/O Connectors	 Power: One AC power socket (3-pins - C14 inlet)
VGA input: Two 15-pin D-sub connectors (Blue),
VGA-A & VGA-B, for analog RGB/Component input
signals.
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VGA output: One 15-pin D-sub connector (Black)
for VGA-A loop through.
S-Video input: One standard 4-pin 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).
Mini USB (type B) port: One mini USB slave for
remote support.
RS232 port: One 9-pin D-sub connector
Lamp 1420X:
Osram 190W user-replaceable lamp (up to 4,500
hours in Normal Mode / up to 6,000 hours in Eco-
Mode)
1430X:
Osram 240W user-replaceable lamp (up to 3,000
hours in Normal Mode / up to 5,000 hours in Eco-
Mode)
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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