Acer Z650, HG-80ST, HE-815ST, H7550ST, H7550STZ User Manual


Acer Projector

Series User's Guide
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Information for Your Safety and Comfort

Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Turning the product off before cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Caution for plug as disconnecting device
Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to the external power supply unit:
Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to the AC
power outlet.
Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the
If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the
system by unplugging all power cords from the power supplies.
Caution for Accessibility
Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to
disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Do not use this product near water.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product
falls, it could be seriously damaged.
Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product.
To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage,
do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment
which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices or lamp.
Using electrical power
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where people will walk on the cord.
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total
ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too
many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of the branch circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating.
This product's AC adapter is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug.
The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the AC adapter plug. Do not insert the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details.
Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury.
Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product.
Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If you need
to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new power cord meets the following requirements: detachable type, UL listed/CSA certified, VDE approved or its equivalent, 4.5 meters (14.76 feet) maximum length.
Product servicing
RG2 IEC 62471-5:2015
Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when:
the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed
liquid was spilled into the product
the product was exposed to rain or water
the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged
the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service
the product does not operate normally after following the operating
Note: Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
Warning! For safety reasons, do not use non-compliant parts when adding or changing components. Consult your reseller for purchase options.
Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them out of the reach of small children.
Additional safety information
Do not look into the projector's lens when the lamp is on. The bright light
may hurt your eyes.
Turn on the projector first and then signal sources.
Do not place the product in the following environments:
Space that is poorly ventilated or confined. At least 50cm clearance from walls and free flow of air around the projector are necessary.
Locations where temperatures may become excessively high, such as inside of a car with all windows rolled up.
Locations where excessive humidity, dust, or cigarette smoke may contaminate optical components, shorten the life span and darken the image.
Locations near fire alarms.
Locations with an ambient temperature above 40 ºC/104 ºF.
Locations where the altitudes are higher than 10000 feet.
Unplug immediately if there is something wrong with your projector. Do
not operate if smoke, strange noise or odor comes out of your projector. It might cause fire or electric shock. In this case, unplug immediately and contact your dealer.
Do not keep using this product to break or drop it. In this case contact your
dealer for inspection.
Do not face the projector lens to the sun. It can lead to fire.
When switching the projector off, please ensure the projector completes
its cooling cycle before disconnecting power.
Do not frequently turn off the main power abruptly or unplug the
projector during operation. The best way is to wait for the fan to stop before turning main power off.
Do not touch the air outlet grille and bottom plate which become hot.
Do not look into the air outlet grille when projector is operating. It may
hurt your eyes.
Always open the lens shutter or remove the lens cap when the projector is
Do not block the projector lens with any object when the projector is
under operation as this could cause the object to become heated and deformed or even cause a fire. To temporarily turn off the lamp, press HIDE on the remote control.
The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to
cool for approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.
Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. It could cause it to break
on rare occasions.
Never replace the lamp assembly or any electronic components unless the
projector is unplugged.
The product will detect the life of the lamp itself. Please be sure to change
the lamp when warning messages display.
When changing the lamp, please allow the projector to cool down, and
follow all changing instructions.
Reset the "Lamp Hour Reset" function from the Onscreen Display
"Management" menu after replacing the lamp module.
Do not attempt to disassemble this projector. There are dangerous high
voltages inside which may hurt you. The only user serviceable part is the lamp which has its own removable cover. Refer servicing only to suitable qualified professional service personnel.
Do not stand the projector on end vertically. It may cause the projector to
fall over, causing injury or damage.
This product is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount
installation. Only use acer ceiling mount kit for mounting the projector and ensure it is securely installed.
The radio module certified by Japanese Radio Law is integrated inside.
"Lamp(s) contain Mercury,
Dispose Properly."
Caution for Listening
To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably.
Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted.
Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods.
Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you.
Disposal instructions
Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit Sustainability/index.htm
Mercury advisory
For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display:
Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at For lamp-specific disposal information, check

First Thing First

Usage Notes

Turn off the product before cleaning.
Use a soft cloth moistened with mild detergent to clean the display
Disconnect the power plug from AC outlet if the product is not being used
for a long period of time.
Block the slots and openings on the projector provided for ventilation.
Use abrasive cleaners, waxes or solvents to clean the unit.
Use under the following conditions:
In extremely hot, cold or humid environments.
In areas susceptible to excessive dust and dirt.
Near any appliance that generates a strong magnetic field.
Place in direct sunlight.


Follow all warnings, precautions and maintenance as recommended in this user's guide to maximize the life of your unit.
Do not look into the projector's lens when the lamp is on. The bright light may hurt
your eyes.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or
Please do not open or disassemble the product as this may cause electric shock.
When changing the lamp, please allow the projector to cool down, and follow all
changing instructions.
This product will detect the life of the lamp itself. Please be sure to change the lamp
when it shows warning messages.
Reset the "Lamp Hour Reset" function from the Onscreen Display "Management"
menu after replacing the lamp module.
When switching the projector off, please ensure the projector completes its cooling
cycle before disconnecting power.
Turn on the projector first and then the signal sources.
Do not use lens cap when projector is in operation.
When the lamp reaches the end of its life, it will burn out and may make a loud
popping sound. If this happens, the projector will not turn back on until the lamp module has been replaced. To replace the lamp, follow the procedures listed under "Replacing the Lamp".
Information for Your Safety and Comfort iii
First Thing First viii
Usage Notes viii
Precautions viii
Introduction 1
Product Features 1
Package Overview 2
Projector Overview 3
Projector Outlook 3
Control Panel 4
Remote Control Layout 5
MHL Feature Introduction 7
Getting Started 8
Connecting the Projector 8
Turning the Projector On/Off 9
Turning On the Projector 9
Turning Off the Projector 10
Adjusting the Projected Image 11
Adjusting the Height of the Projected Image 11
How to Optimize Image Size and Distance 12
How to Get a Preferred Image Size by Adjusting Distance and Zoom 14
User Controls 16
Installation Menu 16
Onscreen Display (OSD) Menus 17
Color 18
Image 20
Setting 21
Management 25
Audio 25
3D 27
Language 28


Appendices 29
Troubleshooting 29
LED & Alarm Definition Listing 33
Using the inner connector(s) 34
Replacing the Lamp 35
Ceiling Mount Installation 36
Specifications 39
Compatibility Modes 41
Regulations and safety notices 45


Product Features
This product is a single-chip DLP® projector, including the following outstanding features:
Native 1920 x 1080 1080p resolution, Auto/Full/4:3/16:9/L.Box/16:6 aspect
Enables projecting 3D content via DLP Link Technology: Blu-Ray 3D
Enriches 3D experience for 2D contents via 2D to 3D convert function
One-touch "G" or "3D" button on remote control allows quick and easy
Acer ColorBoost technology delivers vivid, life-like images
High brightness and contrast ratio
Versatile display modes enable optimum performance in any situation
NTSC/PAL/SECAM compatible and HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p) supported
Lower power consumption and economy (ECO) mode extends lamp life
Dynamic Black / ExtremeEco functions help decrease lamp power
Acer EcoProjection Technology delivers Intelligent power management
Advanced keystone correction delivers optimum presentations
Multi-language Onscreen Display (OSD) menus
Manual focus/zoom projection lens
2X digital zoom and pan move function
Built-in 20W speaker
DTS sound effect
CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function supported
ratio supported
supported and Nvidia 3DTV Play Ready
access to the G or 3D functions
consumption and further extend lamp life.
- Dynamic Black: If turned on, the projector dynamically adjusts the power
consumption of the lamp according to the brightness of the image being projected. When projecting darker images the power consumption will be reduced and the contrast of the image will also be enhanced.
- ExtremeEco: The projector will decrease the power consumption of the
lamp by up to 70% when no input signal can be detected for 5 minutes.
approach and physical efficiency improvement
Windows® 2000, XP, 7, 8, 8.1, Vista®, Macintosh OS, Chrome OS
Package Overview
This projector comes with all the items shown below. Check to make sure you have them all. Contact your dealer immediately if any thing is missing.
Projector Power cord VGA cable
Security card (Optional) User’s guide (CD-ROM) Remote control
Quick start guide Battery x 2 Carrying case
3D glasses kit (Optional)
Projector Overview
(H7550BD/E155D/HE-815J/ H1P1406/H7550BDz)
(H7550ST/E155S/HE-815ST/ H1P1403/H7550STz/Z650/EG40S/ HG-80ST/Q1P1504)
Projector Outlook
Front/upper side
# Description # Description 1 Control panel 5 Focus ring and Zoom ring 2 Speaker 6 HDMI (MHL) connector
Micro USB cable 3 Elevator button 7 Projection lens 4 Power key and Power indicator LED 8 Remote control receiver
Rear side
# Description # Description 1 RS232 connector 8 Audio input connector 2 HDMI (MHL) connector 3 HDMI connector 9 Tilt adjusting wheel 4 Mini USB connector 10 Power socket 5 S-Video input connector
Composite video input connector
video input connector
7 Component Video inputs 13 Kensington™ lock port
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
109 131211
Audio output connector
11 DC 5V out 12 Monitor loop-through
output connector6 Analog RGB signal/HDTV/component
Control Panel
# Function Description 1 LAMP Lamp Indicator LED. 2POWER indicator
LED 3 Keystone Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection. 4 RESYNC Automatically synchronizes the projector to the input
5 MENU Launches the Onscreen Display (OSD) menu, returns to
6 Power key Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. 7 TEMP Temp Indicator LED. 8 SOURCE Chooses RGB, component video, S-Video, composite
9 Four directional
selection keys 10 MODE Chooses a display mode.
Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section.
the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exits the OSD menu.
video, HDMI (MHL) or HDTV source. Selects items or makes adjustments to your selection
Remote Control Layout
Model No:E-26371
(H7550BD/E155D/HE-815J/H1P1406/ H7550BDz/H7550ST/E155S/HE-815ST/ H1P1403/H7550STz)
# Function Description 1 POWER Refer to the "Turning the Projector On/Off" section. 2 MEDIA SETUP (No function) 3 ZOOM Zooms the projector display in or out. 4 MODE Chooses a display mode. 5
Adjusts image distortion caused by tilting projection.
Four directional selection keys
6 Keypad 0~9 Press "0~9" to input a password in the "Setting" >
7 VGA To change source to VGA. This connection supports
8 COMPONENT To change source to Component video. This connector
9 S-VIDEO To change source to S-Video. 10 HDMI™/MHL To change source to HDMI™ (or MHL). (for the model
11 Infrared
12 FREEZE To pause the screen image.
Selects items or makes adjustments to your selection.
"Security" OSD.
analog RGB, YPbPr (480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080p), and YCbCr (480i/576i).
supports YPbPr/YCbCr.
with HDMI™ or MHL connector) Sends signals to the projector.
# Function Description
13 SOURCE Chooses RGB, component video, S-Video, composite
video, HDMI (MHL) or HDTV source.
14 HIDE Press "HIDE" to hide screen image; press again to
15 MENU Launches the Onscreen Display (OSD) menu, returns to
16 PgUp/PgDn For computer mode only. Use this button to select the
17 VIDEO To change source to composite video. 18 RATIO Chooses an aspect ratio. 19 WIRELESS;
21 SD/USB A (No function) 22 USB B (No function) 23 3D Press to open the 3D menu for adjusting 3D settings. 24 G Chooses a display mode for game content from among
Rewind Play/Pause Stop Fast-forward
display the image.
the previous step for the OSD menu operation or exits the OSD menu.
next or previous page. This function is only available when connected to a computer via a USB cable.
(No function)
(No function)
the following modes: Game Auto, Dark FPS, Bright FPS, sRGB.
MHL Feature Introduction
When your smart device is connected to the projector, you can use some buttons on the remote control to control your smart device. Press "MODE" for one second to enter or leave the MHL control mode. After entering the MHL control mode, press "SOURCE" to switch between the navigation mode (default), media mode and numeric mode.
# Function
4 MODE Long press for one second to enter or leave the
13 SOURCE After entering the MHL control mode, press to
directional select keys
6 Keypad 0~9 (No function) (No function) Enters 0~9. 15 MENU Goes to the
Up Up (No function) (No function) down down (No function) (No function) Left Left Decreases the
Right Right Increases the
MHL control mode.
switch between the navigation mode (default), media mode and numeric mode.
root menu.
(No function) Selects or
enters items. Exits current
page. (No function) (No function)
Media mode Numeric mode
(No function)
(No function)
(No function) (No function)
the playing
media files.
Enters 1.
Enters 2.
Enters 3.
DVD player, Set-top box,
HDTV receiver

Getting Started

Connecting the Projector
# Description # Description
1 Power cord 7 USB cable
2 VGA cable 8 3 RCA component cable
# Description # Description
1 & 2
(H7550BD/E155D/HE-815J/ H1P1406/H7550BDz)
(H7550ST/E155S/HE­815ST/H1P1403/ H7550STz/Z650/ EG40S/HG-80ST/ Q1P1504)
3 Composite video cable 9 HDMI (MHL) cable
4 Audio cable 10 WirelessHD dongle
5 S-Video cable 11 Wireless dongle
6 RS232 cable
Note: To ensure the projector works well with your computer, please make sure the timing of the display mode is compatible with the projector. Note: Some smart devices require a converter (supplied by the smart device maker) to enable the MHL function. Note: Compatible HDMI/MHL dongles: WirelessHD, MWA3,
Android, Chromecast
Turning the Projector On/Off
Turning On the Projector
1 Ensure that the power cord and signal cable are securely connected.
The Power LED will light red.
2 Turn on the projector by pressing (POWER) on the control panel or
remote control, and the Power indicator LED will turn blue.
3 Turn on your source (computer, notebook, video player, etc.). The
projector will detect your source automatically (when the Source Lock function is disabled).
If the screen displays "No Signal", please make sure the signal cables are securely connected.
If you connect to multiple sources at the same time, use "SOURCE" on the control panel or remote control, or the direct source key on the remote control to switch between inputs.
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