DLP™ PROJECTOR MODEL HC1500 User Manual HC1500 This User Manual is important to you. Please read it before using your projector.
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Contents Important safeguards ........................................................................................................................4 Preparing your projector....................................................................................................................6 Using the remote control ...................................................................................................................9 Setting up your projector...................................................
Important safeguards Please read all these instructions regarding your projector and retain them for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the projector. 10. Power sources This projector should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power, please consult your appliance dealer or local power company. 11.
Important safeguards (continued) plate, when heated, may cause injury or damage to other equipment. Also, do not set the projector on the desk which is easily affected by heat. WARNING: 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 look into the air outlet grille when projector is operating. Heat, dust, etc.
Preparing your projector Checking accessories The following accessories are provided with this projector. Check to be sure that all of the accessories are packed in the package. Cables Power supply parts Mini D-SUB 15-pin D-SUB 9-pin Mini D-SUB 15-pin 8-pin RS-232C cable (246C508-10) RGB cable for PC (246C521-10) Power cord (246C483-10) • Used for projector control by computer.
Preparing your projector (continued) Overview 12 4 3 5 6 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 FOCUS ring ZOOM ring Control panel Air outlet grille Remote control sensor (Front) Air inlet grille Air outlet grille Terminal board Kensington Security Lock Standard connector Air inlet grille 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 POWER button AUTO POSITION/ button COMPUTER/ button MENU button STATUS indicator POWER indicator KEYSTONE/ENTER button VIDEO/ button button 7 9 10 Control area 5 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9 Terminal panel 1 2 3
Preparing your projector (continued) Bottom side 1 Adjustment foot (Front) 2 Lamp cover 3 Adjustment feet (Rear) 1 Caution: Do not replace the lamp immediately after using the projector because the lamp would be extremely hot and it may cause burns. 2 3 Remote control 20 ON POWER OFF 1 2 3 4 19 COMPONENT HDMI COMP VIDEO 18 S-VIDEO 17 16 COMPUTER PC ENTER 5 6 7 8 9 10 MENU ASPECT 15 AV MEMORY M1 M2 M3 CONTRAST BRIGHTNESS COLOR TEMP CNT BRT C.T. 14 SHARPNESS GAMMA A.P.
Using the remote control Operational range of the remote control Rear of projector Front of projector 30° 30° 30° 30° • Keep the remote control photo-sensor out of direct sunlight or ﬂuorescent lamp light. • Keep the remote control photo-sensor at least 2 m (6 feet) away from ﬂuorescent lamps. Otherwise, the remote control may malfunction. • If there is an inverter-operated ﬂuorescent lamp near the remote control, the remote control operation may become unstable.
Setting up your projector Setting up the screen Install the screen perpendicularly to the projector. If the screen can not be installed in such a way, adjust the projection angle of the projector. (See below.) • Install the screen and projector so that the projector’s lens is placed at the same height and horizontal position of the screen center. • Do not install the screen where it is exposed to direct sunlight or lighting.
Setting up your projector (continued) Front projection, ceiling mounting For ceiling mounting, you need the ceiling mount kit designed for this projector. Ask a specialist for installation. For details, consult your dealer. • The warranty on this projector does not cover any damage caused by use of any non-recommended ceiling mount kit or installation of the ceiling mount kit in an improper location.
Setting up your projector (continued) Screen size and projection distance Hd A Screen size (Height of the projected image) Refer to the following table to determine the screen size. Center of the lens B Projection distance (L) (Width of the projected image) When the aspect ratio of the screen is 16:9 Screen size Diagonal size inch cm 40 102 60 152 80 203 100 254 150 381 200 508 250 635 275 699 Projection distance (L) Width B inch cm 34.9 89 52.3 133 69.7 177 87.2 221 130.7 332 174.3 443 217.
Viewing video images A. Connecting the projector to video equipment • When the projector and the connected devices are located too close to each other, the projected image may be affected by their interference. • See the owner’s guide of each device for details about its connections. Preparation: • Make sure that the power of the projector and that of the video equipment are turned off.
Viewing video images (continued) Connecting to a video player, etc. Video player, or the like 1. Connect one end of the optional video cable to the VIDEO IN terminal of the projector. 2. Connect the other end of the video cable to the video output terminal of the video equipment.
Viewing video images (continued) Connecting to video equipment having a HDMI terminal or DVI-D terminal You can project high-quality images by connecting the HDMI IN terminal of this projector to video equipment having a HDMI output terminal or a DVI-D output terminal. In addition, this projector supports HDCP and is able to receive encrypted digital video data that are output from DVD players. • Select HDMI as the input source.
Viewing video images (continued) When you connect this projector and a DVI-Digital device (such as a DVD player) via the HDMI terminal or DVI-D (HDCP) terminal, black color may appear dark and deep, depending on the type of the connected device. • This depends on the black level setting of the connected device. There are two kinds of methods to digitally transfer image data, in which different black level settings are employed respectively.
Viewing video images (continued) C. Projecting images Preparation: • Remove the lens cap. • Turn on the power of the connected video equipment. FOCUS ring COMPONENT button ZOOM ring ON ( I ) button VIDEO button S-VIDEO button POWER button POWER STATUS VIDEO button 1. Conﬁrm the POWER indicator lights-up red. • If the projector was turned off before the lamp had cooled down sufﬁciently, the fan may start rotating and the POWER button may not work after the power cord is plugged.
Viewing video images (continued) OFF ( ) button POWER button POWER STATUS KEYSTONE button To stop projecting: 8. Press the POWER button on the projector or the OFF ( ) button on the remote control. • A conﬁrmation message is displayed. • To cancel the procedure, leave the projector for a while or press the MENU button. 9. Press the POWER button on the projector or the OFF ( ) button on the remote control again. • The lamp goes out and the projector goes into a standby mode.
Viewing video images (continued) Setting the aspect ratio You can change the aspect ratio of the input video signal (or the ratio of width to height of the image). Change the setting according to the type of the input video signal. : Signal size : Image area 4:3 Original image size 16:9 ZOOM1 Aspect ratio changes depending on the input signal. Squeezed image is expanded to 16:9. CinemaScope image is enlarged and displayed together with subtitles.
Viewing computer images A. Connecting the projector to a computer Preparation: • Make sure that the power of the projector and that of the computer are turned off. • When connecting the projector to a desktop computer, disconnect the RGB cables that are connected to the monitor. For analog connection: 1. Connect one end of the supplied RGB cable to the COMPUTER IN/ COMPUTER IN/COMPONENT VIDEO IN terminal of the COMPONENT VIDEO IN projector.
Viewing computer images (continued) C. Projecting images Preparation: • Remove the lens cap. • Turn on the power of the connected computer. FOCUS ring ON ( I ) button HDMI button COMPUTER button ZOOM ring POWER button POWER STATUS COMPUTER button 1. Conﬁrm the POWER indicator lights-up red. • If the projector was turned off before the lamp had cooled down sufﬁciently, the fan may start rotating and the POWER button may not work after the power cord is plugged. (The STATUS indicator blinks green.
Viewing computer images (continued) OFF ( ) button POWER button POWER STATUS AUTO POSITION button BLANK button To stop projecting: 8. Press the POWER button on the projector or the OFF ( ) button on the remote control. • A conﬁrmation message is displayed. • To cancel the procedure, leave the projector for a while or press the MENU button. 9. Press the POWER button on the projector or the OFF ( ) button on the remote control again. • The lamp goes out and the projector goes into a standby mode.
Menu operation • Menus are not displayed when no signal is supplied to the projector.
Menu operation (continued) How to set the menus: 4. Press the just. The following describes how to set AUTO POWER OFF time as an example. 1. Press the MENU button. • When no signal is applied, the menu would not appear. opt. or opt. button). SVGA60 AV MEMORY 1 INSTALLATION LAMP MODE but- OFF 30 min Important: • When the MENU button doesn’t function, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wait about 10 minutes, plug the power cord in, and try again.
Menu operation (continued) 2. INSTALLATION menu ITEM SETTING LAMP MODE STANDARD LOW LAMP TIME (LOW) ****H AUTO POWER ON ON / OFF AUTO POWER OFF OFF / 5 - 60min SPLASH SCREEN BACK COLOR IMAGE REVERSE ON / OFF BLUE / BLACK OFF MIRROR INVERT MIRROR INVERT TRIGGER OUT ON / OFF TEST PATTERN CROSS HATCH FUNCTION Select this option when you want to view images in a well-lit room. Select to moderate the intensity of the lamp. The fan operating sound is reduced and the lamp lifetime becomes longer.
Menu operation (continued) 4. SIGNAL menu opt. SIGNAL R RG GB B 5. USER menu SVGA60 USER AV MEMORY 1 CLAMP POSITION 1 CLAMP WIDTH 1 HORIZ. POSITION 0 VERT. POSITION 0 FINE SYNC. 0 LPF TRACKING 0 SHUTTER (U) 0 SHUTTER (L) 0 SHUTTER (LS) 0 SHUTTER (RS) 0 COMPUTER INPUT AUTO OVER SCAN 100% HOLD ON USER OK 4. SIGNAL menu ITEM HORIZ. POSITION VERT. POSITION FINE SYNC.
Adjusting projected images To adjust the brightness (CONTRAST and BRIGHTNESS): You can make adjustments for the brightness of the projected image using the menu. (See page 24 for menu setting.) 1. Display the IMAGE menu. 2. Select CONTRAST or BRIGHTNESS by pressing the or button. 3. Adjust the selected item by pressing the or button. To cancel the menu: 4. Press the MENU button. CONTRAST Select to adjust the contrast of the image. Every time the button is pressed, the image becomes brighter and more deﬁned.
Adjusting projected images (continued) To adjust the tone of white (COLOR TEMP.): You can select a preset color temperature (white tone) using the menu. (See page 24 for menu setting.) 1. Display the IMAGE menu. 2. Select COLOR TEMP. by pressing the or button. 3. Select your desired color temperature by pressing the or button. To cancel the menu: 4. Press the MENU button.
Adjusting projected images (continued) This projector automatically and properly projects video signals supplied from the computer. However, some video signals may not be projected, depending on the type of the computer. In such a case, press the AUTO POSITION button. (See page 22.) When the signal is still not projected properly, adjust the projected image using the SIGNAL menu. How to adjust the image supplied from the computer using the menu: Carry out the following procedures according to the symptoms.
Advanced features Password function This projector is equipped with the password function that is designed for prevention of theft and wrong operation by children and restriction on operation by other than speciﬁed users. The password function has two modes as follows. DISPLAY INPUT ...........When the projector is turned on, the startup screen (or splash screen) will appear and stay on the screen until the password is entered.
Replacing the lamp This projector is equipped with a lamp to project images. This lamp is a consumable. It may burn out or its brightness may decrease during use. In such cases, replace the lamp with a new one as soon as possible. Be sure to replace the lamp with a new lamp sold separately that is exclusive to this projector. Contact your dealer for purchase of the lamp. Spare lamp VLT-HC910LP Warning: • Be careful not to drop the lamp ﬁxing screws inside of the projector.
Replacing the lamp (continued) To replace the lamp: 1. Unplug the power cord. 2. Reverse the projector gently. (b) (a) 3. Loosen the screw (a) using a Phillips screwdriver (+), and remove the lamp cover (b). 4. Loosen the screws (c) using a Phillips screwdriver (+). 5. Pull up the handle. (c) 6. Pull out the lamp box by the handle while holding the projector. • Pull the lamp box out of the projector slowly. If it is pulled out quickly, the lamp may break scattering glass fragments.
Troubleshooting Before asking for repair of the projector, check the following. If the symptom persists, stop using the projector, be sure to unplug the power plug, and then contact your dealer. No image appears on the screen. Problem Power can not be turned on. Solution • Check whether the indicators are on or off and how they are lightning. POWER Off STATUS Off Solution • Connect the power cord to the projector. • Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
Troubleshooting (continued) No image appears on the screen. (continued) Problem The screen for entering the password appears. Solution • PASSWORD FUNCTION in the FEATURE menu has been set to DISPLAY INPUT to enable the password lock. Enter the password or contact the person in charge of management of the projector. (See page 30.) “NO SIGNAL” is displayed. • Turn on the power of the connected device, or check whether there is something wrong with the connected device.
Troubleshooting (continued) Images are not displayed correctly. (continued) Problem Solution Only the motion areas in the images supplied from the computer aren’t displayed. Projected images are obscured. • This is caused by the computer being used. Contact the manufacturer of your computer. • Match the output resolution of your computer with the resolution of the projector. For the method to change the output resolution of the computer, contact the manufacturer of your computer. (See page 38.
Indicators This projector has two indicators, each of which shows the operation condition of the projector. The following offer solutions to possible problems. If these problem persist, turn the projector off and consult your dealer. POWER indicator STATUS indicator Normal condition POWER STATUS Steady red Off Steady green Blinking green Steady green Steady green NOTE CONDITION Stand-by Lamp stand-by (about 1 minute) The POWER button cannot be used to switch between on and off. The power is on.
Specifications The speciﬁcations and outside appearance of the projector are subject to change without prior notice. Type Model Display technology DLP™ projector HC1500 0.62-inch single chip DMD (aspect ratio 16:9) Pixel: 1280 x 720 = 921600 pixels Projection lens Light-source lamp Image size (projection distance) Maximum Computer signal resolution F 2.4 - 2.6 f= 23 - 27.6 mm 200 W 40” min. to 275” max. (projection distance 1.
Specifications (continued) Specification of RGB signals in each computer mode of the projector Signal mode Resolution (H x V) 640 x 400 640 x 400 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 640 x 480 832 x 624 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1280 x 1024 TV60, 480i (525i) TV50, 576i (625i) 1080i 60 (1125i 60) 1080i 50 (1125i 50) 480p (525p) 576p (625p) 720p 60 (750p 60) 720p 50 (750p 50) PC98 CGA70 VGA60 VGA72 VGA75 VGA85 SVGA5
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