Benq SH910 User Manual

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SH910

Digital Projector

User Manual

Welcome

Table of contents

 

Important safety

 

instructions .........................

3

Introduction........................

7

Projector features ..................................

7

Shipping contents..................................

8

Projector exterior view..........................

9

Controls and functions .......................

10

Positioning your projector15

Choosing a location.............................

15

Obtaining a preferred projected image

size........................................................

16

Connection .......................

19

Connecting Video source devices.......

21

Operation ........................

22

Starting up the projector.....................

22

Adjusting the projected image............

23

Using the menus..................................

25

Securing the projector.........................

26

Switching input signal.........................

28

Magnifying and searching for details . 29

Selecting the aspect ratio.....................

29

Optimizing the image..........................

31

Remote paging operations ..................

34

Hiding the image .................................

34

Setting the Sleep Timer .......................

34

Freezing the image...............................

34

Operating in a high altitude

 

environment ........................................

35

Adjusting the sound ............................

35

Displaying more than one image source

simultaneously.....................................

37

Personalizing the projector menu

 

display...................................................

37

Shutting down the projector ...............

38

Controlling the projector through a LAN

environment.........................................

39

Displaying image through Q Presenter49

Using the Web Control Lock...............

53

Using the Projection Login Code........

54

Presenting From a USB Reader...........

55

Remote Desktop Control through Q

 

Presenter ...............................................

58

Menu operation ...................................

60

Maintenance......................

73

Care of the projector............................

73

Lamp information................................

74

Troubleshooting ...............

80

Specifications ....................

81

Dimensions...........................................

82

Ceiling mount installation...................

82

Timing chart.........................................

83

Warranty and Copyright

 

information.......................

86

Regulation statements ......

87

2 Table of contents

Important safety instructions

Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that you follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.

Safety Instructions

1.Please read this manual before you operate your projector. Save it for future reference.

2.Do not look straight at the projector lens during operation. The intense light beam may damage your eyes.

3.Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

4.Always open the lens shutter or remove the lens cap when the projector lamp is on.

5.In some countries, the line voltage is NOT stable. This projector is designed to operate safely within a mains voltage between 100 to 240 volts AC,

but could fail if power cuts or surges of ±10 volts occur. In areas where the mains voltage may fluctuate or cut out, it is recommended that you connect your projector through a power stabilizer, surge protector or uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

6.Do not block the projection lens with any objects when the projector is under operation as this could cause the objects to become heated and deformed or even cause a fire.

Important safety instructions

3

Safety Instructions (Continued)

7.The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool for approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.

8.Do not operate lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive operation of lamps beyond the rated life could cause them to break on rare occasions.

9.Never replace the lamp assembly or any electronic components unless the projector is unplugged.

10.Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, sustaining serious damage.

11.Do not attempt to disassemble this projector. There are dangerous high voltages inside which may cause death if you should come into contact with live parts. The only user serviceable part is the lamp which has its own removable cover. Under no circumstances should you ever undo or remove any other covers. Refer servicing only to suitably qualified professional service personnel.

12.When the projector is under operation, you may sense some heated air and odor from its ventilation grill. It is a normal phenomenon and not a product defect.

4 Important safety instructions

Safety Instructions (Continued)

13.Do not place this projector in any of the following environments.

-Space that is poorly ventilated or confined. Allow at least 50 cm clearance from walls and free flow of air around the projector.

-Locations where temperatures may become excessively high, such as the inside of a car with all windows rolled up.

-Locations where excessive humidity, dust, or cigarette smoke may contaminate optical components, shortening the projector's life span and darkening the image.

-Locations near fire alarms

-Locations with an ambient temperature above 35°C / 95°F

-Locations where the altitudes are higher than 3000 m (10000 feet).

3000 m

(10000 feet)

0 m (0 feet)

14.Do not block the ventilation holes.

-Do not place this projector on a blanket, bedding or any other soft surface.

-Do not cover this projector with a cloth or any other item.

-Do not place inflammables near the projector.

If the ventilation holes are seriously obstructed, overheating inside the projector may result in a fire.

15.Always place the projector on a level, horizontal surface during operation.

-Do not use if tilted at an angle of more than 10 degrees left to right, nor at angle of more than 15 degrees front to back. Using the projector when it is not fully horizontal may cause a malfunction of, or damage to, the lamp.

Important safety instructions

5

Safety Instructions (Continued)

16.Do not stand the projector on end vertically. Doing so may cause the projector to fall over, causing injury or resulting in damage to the projector.

17.Do not step on the projector or place any objects upon it. Besides probable physical damage to the projector, doing so may result in accidents and possible injury.

18.Do not place liquids near or on the projector. Liquids spilled into the projector may cause it to fail. If the projector does become wet, disconnect it from the power supply's wall socket and call BenQ to have the projector serviced.

19.This product is capable of displaying inverted images for ceiling mount installation.

Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for mounting the projector and ensure it is securely installed.

6 Important safety instructions

Introduction

Projector features

The projector integrates high-performance optical engine projection and a user-friendly design to deliver high reliability and ease of use.

The projector offers the following features.

LAN display for network control and web server

LAN display 4-1 (maximum 4PC/ NB display to 1 projector)

Remote desktop feature for LAN and USB display 1-M (maximum 1PC/ NB can display to 8 projectors at the same time)

USB display supports computer connection via USB mini-B type to A type cable

USB Reader supports USB flash drive or HDD display

Variable audio output

Microphone input with big speakers (10W x2) can save extra audio systems for schools

SRS WOW HDTM significantly improves the playback quality of audio, delivering a dynamic 3D entertainment experience with deep, rich bass and high frequency clarity for crisp detail.

HDMI compatibility

HDCP compatibility

Quick auto search speeding up the signal detecting process

Selectable password protected function

3D color management allowing color adjustments to your liking

One-key auto-adjustment to display the best picture quality

Digital keystone correction to correct distorted images

Adjustable color balance control for data/video display

High brightness projection lamp

Multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) menus

Component HDTV compatibility (YPbPr)

The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient

lighting conditions, selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and is proportional to projection distance.

The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers specifications. This is normal and expected behavior.

Introduction 7

Shipping contents

Carefully unpack and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of these items are missing, please contact your place of purchase.

Standard accessories

The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those illustrated.

*The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed information.

Projector

Power cord

VGA cable

 

 

 

Quick start guide

User manual CD

Warranty card*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote control with batteries

Optional accessories

1.

Spare lamp kit

3.

Soft carry case

2.

Ceiling mount kit

4.

RS232 cable

8 Introduction

Projector exterior view

Front/upper side

1

2

3

46

7

8

5

9

10

Rear/lower side

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

7

30

29

28

27

26 25

24

1.External control panel

(See "Projector" on page 10 for details.)

2.Lamp cover

3.Zoom ring

4.Focus ring

5.Lens cover

6.Vent

7.Speaker

8.Front IR remote sensor

9.Projection lens

10.Quick-release button

11.Kensington anti-theft lock slot

12.RGB (PC)/Component video (YPbPr/ YCbCr) signal input jack

13.RS-232 control port

14.RGB signal output jack

15.Component input jacks

16.S-Video input jack Video input jack

17.Type B USB jack

18.mini-B USB jack

19.Type A USB jack

20.RJ45 LAN input jack

21.HDMI input jack

22.Rear IR remote sensor

23.12V DC output terminal Used to trigger external devices such as anelectric screen or light control, etc. Consult your dealer for how to connect these devices.

24.Rear adjuster foot

25.Microphone input jack

26.Audio intput jack Audio output jack

27.Quick release foot

28.Audio (L/R) input jack

29.Ceiling mount holes

30.AC power cord inlet

Introduction 9

Controls and functions

Projector

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

BLANK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used to hide the screen picture. See

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hiding the image" on page 34 for details.

1

 

 

 

 

 

7.

TEMPerature indicator light

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights up red if the projector's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

12

 

temperature becomes too high. See

4

 

 

 

 

11

 

"Indicators" on page 79 for details.

5

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

8.

II Power/POWER indicator light

6

 

 

 

 

10

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toggles the projector between standby

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode and on.See "Starting up the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

9

 

 

 

 

projector" on page 22 and "Shutting down

 

 

 

 

 

the projector" on page 38 for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Focus ring

 

 

 

 

 

Lights up or flashes when the projector is

 

 

 

 

 

under operation. See "Indicators" on page

 

Adjusts the focus of the projected image.

 

 

 

79 for detail.

 

See "Fine-tuning the image size and clarity"

9.

LAMP indicator light

 

on page 24 for details.

 

 

 

 

Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up

2.

Zoom ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or flashes when the lamp has developed a

 

Adjusts the size of the image. See "Fine-

 

 

 

problem. See "Indicators" on page 79 for

 

tuning the image size and clarity" on page

 

details.

 

24 for details.

 

 

 

 

10.

Source

3.

Keystone/Arrow keys (

/

Up,

/

 

Displays the source selection bar. See

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Down)

 

 

 

 

 

"Switching input signal" on page 28 for

 

Manually corrects distorted images

 

 

details.

 

resulting from an angled projection. See

11.

AUTO

 

"Correcting keystone" on page 24 for

 

 

Automatically determines the best picture

 

details.

 

 

 

 

 

timings for the displayed image. See

4.

MENU/EXIT

 

 

 

 

 

"Auto-adjusting the image" on page 23 for

 

Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)

 

details.

 

menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,

12.

MODE/ENTER

 

exits and saves menu settings.

 

 

Selects an available picture setup mode.

5.

Volume/Arrow keys (

/

Left,

/

 

See "Selecting a picture mode" on page 31

 

Right)

 

 

 

 

 

for details.

 

Adjusts the sound level.

 

 

 

 

Activates the selected On-Screen Display

 

When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu

 

(OSD) menu item. See "Using the menus"

 

 

 

is activated, the #3 and #5 keys are used as

on page 25 for details.

 

directional arrows to select the desired

 

menu items and to make adjustments. See

 

"Using the menus" on page 25 for details.

 

10 Introduction

Ceiling mounting the projector

We want you to have a pleasant experience using your BenQ projector, so we need to bring this safety matter to your attention to prevent possible damage to person and property.

If you intend to mount your projector on the ceiling, we strongly recommend that you use a proper fitting BenQ projector ceiling mount kit and that you ensure it is securely and safely installed.

If you use a non-BenQ brand projector ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk that the projector may fall from the ceiling due to an improper attachment through the use of the wrong gauge or length screws.

You can purchase a BenQ projector ceiling mount kit from the place you purchased your BenQ projector. BenQ recommends that you also purchase a separate Kensington lock compatible security cable and attach it securely to both the Kensington lock slot on the projector and the base of the ceiling mount bracket. This will perform the secondary role of restraining the projector should its attachment to the mounting bracket become loose.

Introduction 11

Remote control

 

 

8.

MODE/ENTER

 

 

 

Selects an available picture setup

1

14

 

mode. See "Selecting a picture mode" on

2

15

 

page 31 for details.

3

16

 

 

Activates the selected On-Screen

4

17

 

 

Display (OSD) menu item. See "Using

5

18

 

6

 

 

the menus" on page 25 for details.

7

 

9.

ZOOM+/ZOOM-

8

19

 

Magnifies or reduces the projected

19

 

 

 

picture size. See "Magnifying and

 

 

 

7

 

 

searching for details" on page 29 for

 

 

details.

9

 

 

20

10.

Page Up/Down

10

21

 

Page up/down arrows when connected

 

 

11

22

 

through USB to a PC. See "Remote

 

 

paging operations" on page 34 for details.

 

23

 

12

11.

FREEZE

24

13

25

 

Freezes the projected image. See

 

 

 

"Freezing the image" on page 34 for

 

 

 

details.

1.

ON

12.

Network Setting

 

Turns on the projector. See "Starting up the

 

Enables Network Settings OSD menu.

 

projector" on page 22 for details.

13.

TEST

2.

COMPUTER

 

Displays the test pattern. See "Test

 

Displays RGB (PC)/Component video

 

Pattern" on page 70 for details.

 

(YPbPr/ YCbCr) signal.

14.

OFF

3.

HDMI

 

Turns off the projector. See "Shutting

 

Displays HDMI signal.

 

down the projector" on page 38 for

4.

S-VIDEO

 

details.

 

Displays S-video signal.

15.

VIDEO

5.

MENU/EXIT

 

Displays vidoe signal.

 

Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)

16.

NETWORK

 

menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,

 

Enables the network mode.

 

exits and saves menu settings. See "Using

17.

SOURCE

 

the menus" on page 25 for details.

 

Displays the source selection bar. See

6.

BLANK

 

"Switching input signal" on page 28 for

 

Used to hide the screen picture. See "Hiding

 

details.

 

the image" on page 34 for details.

 

 

7.Keystone/Arrow keys ( /Up, /

Down)

Manually corrects distorted images resulting from an angled projection. See "Correcting keystone" on page 24 for details.

12 Introduction

18.AUTO

Automatically determines the best picture timings for the displayed image. See "Auto-adjusting the image" on page 23 for details.

19.Arrow keys ( Left, Right) When the On-Screen Display (OSD)

menu is activated, the #7, and #19 keys are used as directional arrows to select the desired menu items and to make adjustments. See "Using the menus" on page 25 for details.

20.LASER

Emits visible laser pointer light for presentation purposes.

21.Volume

Adjusts the projector’s sound level. See "Adjusting the sound" on page 35 for details.

22.MUTE

Toggles projector audio between on and off. See "Muting the sound" on page 35 for details.

23.ASPECT

Selects the display aspect ratio. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 29 for details.

24.MIC/VOL

Adjusts the microphone’s sound level. See for details. See "Adjusting the microphone’s sound level" on page 36 for details.

25.INFO

Displays INFORMATION menu.

Operating the LASER pointer

The Laser Pointer is a presentation aid for professionals. It emits red colored light when you press it and the indicator lights up red.

The laser beam is visible. It is necessary to press and hold LASER for continuous output.

Do not look into the laser light window or shine the laser light beam on yourself or others. See the warning messages on the back of the remote control prior to using it.

The laser pointer is not a toy. Parents should be mindful of the dangers of laser energy and keep this remote control out of the reach of children.

Introduction 13

Infra-Red (IR) remote control sensor is located on the front of the projector. The remote control must be held at an angle within 22.5 degrees perpendicular to the projector's IR remote control sensor to function correctly. The distance between the remote control and the sensor should not exceed 8 meters (~ 26 feet).

Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensor on the projector that might obstruct the infra-red beam.

• Operating the projector from the front

• Operating the projector from the rear

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prox.

22.5°

Ap

pr

ox. 22

.5°

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacing the remote control battery

1.To open the battery cover, turn the remote control over to view its back, push on the finger grip on the cover and slide it up in the direction of the arrow as illustrated. The cover will slide off.

2.Remove any existing batteries (if necessary) and install two AAA batteries observing the battery polarities as indicated in the base of the battery compartment. Positive (+) goes to positive and negative (-) goes to negative.

3.Refit the cover by aligning it with the base and sliding it back down into position. Stop when it clicks into place.

• Avoid excessive heat and humidity.

• There may be battery damage if the battery is incorrectly replaced.

• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.

• Dispose of the used battery according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.

• Never throw a battery into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.

• If the battery is dead or if you will not be using the remote control for a long time, remove the battery to prevent damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.

14 Introduction

Positioning your projector

Choosing a location

Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select. Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable power outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of your equipment.

Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations:

1. Front Table

Select this location with the projector placed near the floor in front of the screen. This is the most common way to position the projector for quick setup and portability.

2. Front Ceiling

Select this location with the projector suspended upsidedown from the ceiling in front of the screen.

Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit from your dealer to mount your projector on the ceiling.

Set Front Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >

Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.

3. Rear Table

Select this location with the projector placed near the floor behind the screen.

Note that a special rear projection screen is required.

Set Rear Table in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Projector

Position menu after you turn the projector on.

4. Rear Ceiling

Select this location with the projector suspended upsidedown from the ceiling behind the screen.

Note that a special rear projection screen and the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mounting Kit are required for this installation location.

Set Rear Ceiling in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic >

Projector Position menu after you turn the projector on.

Positioning your projector

15

Obtaining a preferred projected image size

The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting (if available), and the video format each factors in the projected image size.

16:9 is the native aspect ratio of this projector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:3 aspect image in a 16:9

16:9 aspect image scaled to a 4:3 aspect

 

aspect display area

 

 

display area

The projector should always be placed horizontally level (like flat on a table), and positioned directly perpendicular (90° right-angle square) to the horizontal center of the screen. This prevents image distortion caused by angled projections (or projecting onto angled surfaces).

If the projector is mounted on a ceiling, it must be mounted upside-down so that it projects at a slightly downward angle.

You can see from the diagram on page 18, that this type of projection causes the bottom edge of the projected image to be vertically offset from the horizontal plane of the projector. When ceiling mounted, this refers to the top edge of the projected image.

If the projector is positioned further away from the screen, the projected image size increases, and the vertical offset also increases proportionately.

When determining the position of the screen and projector, you will need to account for both the projected image size and the vertical offset dimension, which are proportional to the projection distance.

BenQ has provided a table of screen sizes to assist you in determining the ideal location for your projector. There are two dimensions to consider, the perpendicular horizontal distance from the center of the screen (projection distance), and the vertical offset height of the projector from the horizontal edge of the screen (offset).

16 Positioning your projector

How to determine the position of the projector for a given screen size

1.Select your screen size.

2.Refer to the table on page 18 and find the closest match to your screen size in the left columns labelled "Screen size". Using this value, look across this row to the right to find the corresponding average distance from screen value in the column labelled "Average". This is the projection distance.

3.On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the "Vertical offset (mm)" value. This will determine the final vertical offset placement of the projector in relation to the edge of the screen.

4.The recommended position for the projector is aligned perpendicular to the horizontal center of the screen, at the distance from the screen determined in step 2

above, and offset by the value determined in step 3 above.

For example, if you are using a 120-inch screen, the average projection distance is 4710 mm and with a vertical offset of 513 mm.

How to determine the recommended screen size for a given distance

This method can be used for situations where you have purchased this projector and would like to know what screen size will fit in your room.

The maximum screen size is limited by the physical space available in your room.

1.Measure the distance between the projector and where you want to position the screen. This is the projection distance.

2.Refer to the table on page 18 and find the closest match to your measurement in the average distance from screen column labelled "Average". Check that your measured distance is between the min and max distances listed on either side of the average distance value.

3.Using this value, look across that row to the left to find the corresponding "Screen size" listed in that row. That is the projected image size of the projector at that projection distance.

4.On that same row, look across to the right column and make note of the "Vertical offset (mm)" value. This will determine the final placement of the screen in relation to the horizontal plane of the projector.

For example, if your measured projection distance was 4.0 m (4000 mm), the closest match in the "Average" column is 3920 mm. Looking across this row shows that a 100-inch screen is required.

If you place the projector in a different position (to that recommended), you will have to tilt it down or up to center the image on the screen. In these situations, some image distortion will occur. Use the Keystone function to correct the distortion. See "Correcting keystone" on page 24 for details.

Positioning your projector

17

Projection dimensions

Refer to "Dimensions" on page 82 for the center of lens dimensions of this projector before calculating the appropriate position.

Maximum zoom Minimum zoom

Screen

Center of lens

Vertical offset

Projection distance

 

Screen size

 

Distance from screen (mm)

Vertical offset

Diagonal

W

H

Min length

Average

Max length

(mm)

Inch

mm

(mm)

(mm)

(max. zoom)

 

(min. zoom)

 

30

762

664

374

890

1140

1390

128

40

1016

886

498

1210

1540

1870

171

50

1270

1107

623

1520

1935

2350

214

60

1524

1328

747

1830

2330

2830

256

80

2032

1771

996

2460

3125

3790

342

100

2540

2214

1245

3090

3920

4750

427

120

3048

2657

1494

3720

4710

5700

513

150

3810

3321

1868

4660

5900

7140

641

200

5080

4428

2491

6240

7890

9540

854

220

5588

4870

2740

6870

8685

10500

940

250

6350

5535

3113

7810

9875

11940

1068

300

7620

6641

3736

9380

11855

14330

1282

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is 3% tolerance among these numbers due to optical component variations. BenQ recommends that if you intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test the projection size and distance using the actual projector in situ before you permanently install it, so as to make allowance for this projector's optical characteristics. This will help you determine the exact mounting position so that it best suits your installation location.

18 Positioning your projector

Connection

When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:

1.Turn all equipment off before making any connections.

2.Use the correct signal cables for each source.

3.Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.

In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see "Shipping contents" on page 8). They are commercially available from electronics stores.

1

2

3

1

10

4

 

 

7

8

9

10

4

10

 

 

 

 

5 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

VGA cable

 

6.

 

Component Video cable

 

 

2.

VGA to DVI-A cable

 

7.

 

Audio L/R cable

3.

USB Cable

 

8.

 

S-Video cable

4.

HDMI cable

 

9.

 

Video cable

5.

Component Video to VGA (D-Sub)

 

10.

 

Audio cable

 

adapter cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a key combo like FN + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate

Connection 19

a function key labeled CRT/LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the notebook. Press FN and the labeled function key simultaneously. Refer to your notebook's documentation to find your notebook's key combination.

The output signal for MONITOR OUT jack only works when the input signal comes from COMPUTER jack. When the projector is powered on, the output signal from MONITOR OUT jack varies depending on the input signal from COMPUTER jack.

If you wish to use "Monitor Out" connection method when the projector is in standby mode, make sure the Monitor Out function is turned on in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu. See "Standby Settings" on page 62 for details.

20 Connection

Connecting Video source devices

You need only connect the projector to a Video source device using just one of the above connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The method you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the projector and the Video source device as described below:

Terminal

Terminal appearance

Picture quality

name

 

 

 

HDMI

 

HDMI

 

Best

 

COMPONENT

 

Component Video

 

Better

 

S-VIDEO

 

S-Video

 

Good

 

VIDEO

 

Video

 

Normal

• If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source has been selected, check that the Video source device is turned on and operating correctly. Also check that the signal cables have been connected correctly.

In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projector's HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color space to YUV. See "Changing Color Space" on page 28 for details..

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Operation

Starting up the projector

1.Plug the power cord into the projector and into a power outlet. Turn on the power outlet switch

(where fitted). Check that the POWER indicator light on the projector lights red after power has been applied.

Please use the original accessories (e.g. power

cable) only with the device to avoid possible dangers such as electric shock and fire.

If Direct power on function is activated in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Operation Settings menu, the projector will turn on automatically after the power cord has been connected and power has been applied.

2.Remove the lens cap. If it is closed, it could become deformed due to the heat produced by

the projection lamp.

3.Press II Power on the projector or ON on the

remote control to start the projector. The POWER indicator light flashes and stays green when the projector is on. The start up procedure takes about 30 seconds. In the later stage of start up, a startup logo is projected.

(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to adjust the image clearness.

If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will run the cooling fan for approximately 90 seconds before energizing the lamp.

4.If the projector is activated for the first time, select your OSD language following the onscreen instructions.

5.If you are prompted for a password, press the arrow keys to enter a six digit password. See "Utilizing the password function" on page 26 for details.

6.Switch all of the connected equipment on.

7.The projector will start to search for input signals. The current input signal being scanned displays in the screen. If the projector doesn't detect a valid signal, the message 'No Signal' will continue displaying until an input signal is found.

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You can also press SOURCE on the projector or Source selection keys on the remote control to select your desired input signal. See "Switching input signal" on page 28 for details.

If the frequency/resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector's operating range, you will see the message 'Out of Range' displayed on a blank screen. Please change to an input signal which is compatible with the projector's resolution or set the input signal to a lower setting.

See "Timing chart" on page 83 for details.

Adjusting the projected image

Adjusting the projection angle

The projector is equipped with 1 quick-release adjuster foot and 1 rear adjuster foot. These adjusters change the image height and projection angle. To adjust the projector:

1.

Press the quick-release button and lift the

 

 

front of the projector. Once the image is

 

 

positioned where you want it, release the

1

 

quick-release button to lock the foot in

 

 

position.

 

2.

Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine tune the

 

 

horizontal angle.

2

To retract the foot, hold up the projector while pressing the quick-release button, then slowly lower the projector. Screw the rear adjuster foot in a reverse direction.

If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each other, the projected image becomes trapezoidal. To correct this situation, see "Magnifying and searching for details" on page 29 for details.

Do not look into the lens while the lamp is on. The strong light from the lamp may cause damage to your eyes.

Be careful when you press the adjuster button as it is close to the exhaust vent where hot air comes from.

Auto-adjusting the image

In some cases, you may need to optimize the picture quality. To do this, press AUTO on the projector or remote control. Within 3 seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto Adjustment function will re-adjust the values of Frequency and Clock to provide the best picture quality.

• The screen will be blank while AUTO is functioning.

This function is only available when PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.

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Fine-tuning the image size and clarity

1.Adjust the projected image to the size that you need using the zoom ring.

2.Then sharpen the image by rotating the focus ring.

Correcting keystone

Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either the top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.

To correct this, besides adjusting the height of the projector, you will need to manually correct it following one of these steps.

Using the remote control

Press / on the projector or remote control

to display the Keystone correction page. Press

to correct keystoning at the top of the image. Press to correct keystoning at the bottom of the

image.

• Using the OSD menu

1.Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.

2.Press to highlight Keystone and adjust the value with / .

3.Press to correct keystoning at the top of

the image or press

to correct keystoning Press

/ .

Press / .

at the bottom of the image.

 

 

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Using the menus

The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various adjustments and settings.

Below is the overview of the OSD menu.

Main menu icon

Main menu

Highlight

Sub-menu

Current input signal

The following example describes how to set the OSD language.

Status

Press

MENU/ EXIT to the previous page or to exit.

1. Press MENU/EXIT on the projector or

3. Press to highlight Language

remote control to turn the OSD menu on.

and press / to select a

 

preferred language.

2.Use / to highlight the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic menu.

4.Press MENU/EXIT twice* on the projector or remote control to leave and save the settings.

*The first press leads you back to the main menu and the second press closes the OSD menu.

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Securing the projector

Using a security cable lock

The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a lock, such as the Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington lock slot on the rear side of the projector. See item 11 on page 9 for details.

A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer to the lock's documentation for finding out how to use it.

Utilizing the password function

For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.

WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the power-on lock functionality and subsequently forget the password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in this manual, and keep the manual in a safe place for later recall.

Setting a password

Once a password has been set, the projector cannot be used unless the correct password is entered every time the projector is started.

1.Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER.

2.Highlight Power on Lock and select On by pressing / .

3.As pictured to the right, the four arrow keys ( ,

, , ) respectively represent 4 digits (1, 2, 3, 4). According to the password you desire to set, press the arrow keys to enter six digits for the password.

4.Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.

Once the password is set, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page.

IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you ever forget it.

Password: __ __ __ __ __ __

Keep this manual in a safe place.

5.To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.

If you forget the password

If the password function is activated, you will be asked to enter the six-digit password every time you turn on the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the password error message as pictured to the right displays lasting for three seconds, and the message 'INPUT PASSWORD' follows. You can retry by entering another six-digit password, or if you did not record the

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password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use the password recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 27 for details.

If you enter an incorrect password 4 times in succession, the projector will automatically shut down in a short time.

Entering the password recall procedure

1.Press and hold AUTO on the projector or remote control for 3 seconds. The projector will display a coded number on the screen.

2.Write down the number and turn off your projector.

3.Seek help from the local BenQ service center to decode the number. You may be required to provide proof of purchase documentation to verify that you are an authorized user of the projector.

Changing the password

1.Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings > Change password menu.

2.Press MODE/ENTER. The message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays.

3.Enter the old password.

If the password is correct, another message 'INPUT NEW PASSWORD' displays.

If the password is incorrect, the password error message displays lasting for three seconds, and the message 'INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD' displays for your retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another password.

4.Enter a new password.

IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you ever forget it.

Password: __ __ __ __ __ __

Keep this manual in a safe place.

5.Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.

6.You have successfully assigned a new password to the projector. Remember to enter the new password next time the projector is started.

7.To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.

Disabling the password function

To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security Settings > Power on Lock menu after opening the OSD menu system. Select Off by pressing

/ . The message 'INPUT PASSWORD' displays. Enter the current password.

i.If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings page with 'Off'shown in the row of Power on Lock. You will not have to enter the password next time you turn on the projector.

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