Benq PE8700 User Manual
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SCREEN Å : Control the screen up directly. This function is only available for BENQ's accessory s...
SCREEN Ç : Control the screen down directly. This function is only available for BENQ's accessory...
Hold this button down for ONE second to turn the projector on.
Press this button to turn the projector off.
ANA (Anamorphic): Expands an image with a 4:3 aspect ration linearly along the horizontal axis to...
STANDARD (4:3): Displays the projected image with a 4: 3 aspect raion in the center of screen.
LB (Letterbox): Enlarges an image in letter box format to display in full-screen format with a 16...
WIDE: Expands an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio NON-linearly along the horizontal axis to provide ...
THRO (Through): One- to-one mapping is performing without any scaling of the image. The image is ...
V (VIDEO): Composite video signal input.
S-V (S-VIDEO): S-Video signal input.
CP (Component): Component Y/CB/CR input.
CP HD (Component HD): DTV Y/PB/PR signal input.
RGB HD: DTV RGBHV signal input.
PC (DVI): Computer and DVI signal input
+: Enlarges the size of the PIP window.
¯ : Shrinks the size of the PIP window.
Enables the PIP function. Use the ARROW keys to adjust the position of the PIP window (Please see...
ACTIVE: Switches to the active window in PIP display mode.
POP (Picture-on- picture)
Enables the POP function. ( Please see "PIP (Picture-In- Picture)/POP (Picture-On- Picture) funct...
LIGHT: Turns the backlight of the remote control on.
Restores the default settings for the current input source.
Memory 1 : Restores settings saved in memory 1
Memory 2 : Restores settings saved in memory 2
Memory 3 : Restores settings saved in memory 3
Used to select the menu or to make various adjustments.
Enters the setting for items shown in the menu.
Exits and saves the setting(s) of items in the menu.
Turns the on-screen display control menu on or off.
BenQ PE8700 Video Projector
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Do not use this projector near water, outdoors or otherwise exposed to the elements.
5. Clean only with a dry cloth.
6. Do not block any ventilation openings.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appar...
8. Do not defeat the safety feature of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized type plu...
9. The 12V trigger only outputs a DC 12V signal for triggering. Do not connect to any other power...
10. Use only accessories specified by BENQ Corporation.
11. Keep the packing material in case the projector should ever need to be shipped.
12. Unplug this projector during lightning storms or when it will not be used for an extended per...
13. The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool down for approxi...
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the projector ...
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Superior Picture Quality
This single-DMD DLP™ projector provides reliable picture quality with contrast ratio and color un...
Dynamic Performance and Rich Gray-scale
With a 6-segment color wheel, the projector can attain refresh rates of up to 240 Hz providing dy...
Sealed Optical Engine with a High-Quality Lens Design
The optical engine uses a high-quality lens for maximizing optical performance. The sealed optica...
The projector's unique cooling system design prevents annoying fan noise, and is rated at less th...
Wide Variety of Inputs
The projector can support various video formats, including Composite, S-Video, Component, DTV Y/P...
The projector is compatible with 480i, 480P, 1080i and 720P formats (via an external DTV decoder,...
De-interlacing with 3:2 Pull-Down
Using BenQ's proprietary de-interlacing technology, the projector provides exceptional scaling an...
Picture-in-picture and picture-on-picture functions allow you to display two inputs on the screen...
This projector allows the users to store up to three different settings in the video memories.
1. Front Lamp Cover
Remove this cover when replacing the lamp.
2. Projection Lens
3. Front IR Sensor
4. Ventilation Holes (exhaust)
5. Focus Ring and Zoom Ring
Adjusts the focus and zoom of the projection lens.
6. Control Panel
Show lamp status and whether the projector is on or off. For more details, see "Control Panel" on...
7. Kensington Lock
This lock can withstand 150 N of force.
1. Connector Panel
For more details, see "Connector Panel" on page6.
2. Back IR Sensor
3. AC Power IN Socket.
4. AC Power Switch
AC main power switch.
5. Ventilation Holes (intake)
6. Rear Adjusters
Adjusts the height or projection angle.
7. Front Adjusters
Adjusts the height or projection angle.
8. Ceiling Mount Holes
For attaching the prjector to a ceiling mount rack.
Controls and Functions
Lit orange when the AC power cord is plugged into the wall outlet (standby mode). Once in the sta...
Lit green when the power is turned on (operational mode).
Flashes orange for the first 30 seconds after powering up, indicating that the lamp is warming up.
Flashes green for one minute after the projector is turned off to indicate that the lamp is cooling.
Lit red when the lamp has developed a problem. Please contact your BenQ dealer for assistance.
Adjusts the size of image
Rotate clockwise to enlarge the image or rotate counterwise to make the image smaller.
Adjust the focus of the projected images.
Notes on Batteries
Make sure that the polarities are correct when installing the batteries.
Do not mix an old battery with a new one, or mix different types of batteries.
If the remote control will not be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to av...
Notes on Remote Control Operation
Make sure that there is nothing between the remote control and the IR receiver on the projector t...
The effective range of the remote control is between 8m (from the front of the projector) and 5m ...
Connect the Power Cord
Plug the supplied power cord into the AC inlet on the rear of this unit.
Turn on the main power switch at the rear of this unit (next to the AC inlet). The POWER LED will...
Adjust the Lens Zoom/Focus Ring
Adjust the Height
1. Choose the screen width you desired from the chart below, installing the projector at a distan...
2. Fine tune the projected image size using the zoom and focus rings on the projection lens.
3. Decide on the exact height you desire for the center of the screen's Height.
4. Mount this unit using ceiling mounting rack with a suitable length (Roof - Height 1 - Offset -...
5. Alternatively, use the adjusters to fine tune the projection angle to meet your requirements, ...
Center of the lens
1. Choose the screen width you desire from the chart below, installing the projector at a distanc...
2. Fine-tune the projection image size with the zoom and focus rings on the projection lens.
3. Decide on the exact height you desire for the center of the screen’s Height.
4. Place the projector on a table with a suitable height (Height - Offset) to meet your requireme...
5. Alternatively, use the adjusters to fine-tune the projection angle to meet your requirements, ...
1. Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
2. Use the correct signal cables for each source.
3. Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.
4. Connect all audio signals to external speakers. This projector is not equipped with speakers.
Connecting Video Inputs
Video/ S-Video/ Component (Interlaced Video)
Progressive Component (DTV Y/PB/PR)
RGBHV (DTV RGB)
Connecting a Computer
4. Basic Operation
Turning the Power on
The Power LED shines orange when power is applied and the power switch is in the on position.
Press and hold the ON key on the remote control or the STANDBY/ON key on the projector for ONE se...
" Searching…." will be displayed on the screen before the projector identifies the input signal. ...
If the horizontal frequency of the input signal exceeds the range of the projector (XGA), a messa...
Adjust the projected image size you need with the zoom ring on the lens. To focus the image, rota...
Selecting an Input Source
When the projector is turned on, it will search for the input source you last selected.
You may select the input source directly on the remote control.
Selecting an ASPECT Ratio
Select a proper aspect ratio according to the format of the input signal. There are five aspect r...
ANA (ANAMORPHIC): Expands an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio linearly along the horizontal axis to ...
Standard (4:3): The input signal will be scaled to accommodate a 4:3 aspect ratio display in the ...
LB (LETTERBOX): An image in letter box format is enlarged to accommodate a 16:9 aspect ratio full...
THRO (Through): One-to-one mapping is performed on the input signal without any scaling with the ...
WIDE: A 4:3 aspect ratio image is enlarged NON- linearly in horizontal direction to accommodate 1...
Selecting the Video Memory
Press the video memory key on the remote control to recall the settings directly or use the MEMOR...
There are four video settings : MEMORY 1, MEMORY 2, MEMORY 3, and DEFAULT. The DEFAULT key can be...
Press the MENU button to turn the on-screen display menu on or off.
Use the ARROW buttons (Å/É/Ç/Ñ) to select items in the menu or to make various adjustments.
Press the ENTER button to enter the setting for the current items in the menu, or press the EXIT ...
For more detailed settings, see "5. Menus" on page19.
PIP (Picture-In-Picture)/POP (Picture-On-Picture) functions
Press the PIP button to enable the PIP function.
For PIP purposes, there are two groups of inputs classfied according to their display modes: Vide...
The PIP function allows the projector to display one input from the Graphic Group within one inpu...
Press the PIP button to switch to the main window or turn off the PIP function.
Select the input source for the main window by pressing the INPUT button.
Press the POP key to enable the POP function.
Press the ACTIVE button to switch to the active window. You can change the input signal setting i...
Press + or - to adjust the size of the PIP window.
Adjust the position of the PIP window with the ARROW keys (Å/É/Ç/Ñ).
Turning the Projector Off
Press the OFF key on the remote control or the STANDBY/ON key on the projector to turn the projec...
After turning the projector off, the POWER LED will flash green and the fans will run for one min...
Using the Menus
Press the MENU button to turn the on-screen display menu function on or off.
Use the ARROW buttons (Å/É/Ç/Ñ) to select items in the current menu or to make various adjustments.
Press the ENTER button to enter the setting of the current item in the menu, or press the EXIT bu...
1. BRIGHTNESS: Adjusts the picture brightness to values between 0 and 60. The higher the value, t...
2. CONTRAST: Adjusts the picture contrast to values between 0 and 30. The higher the value, the g...
3. COLOR: Adjusts the color intensity to values between 0 and 60. The higher the value, the more ...
4. SHARPNESS: Adjusts the picture sharpness to values between -10 and +10. The higher the value, ...
5. TINT: Adjusts the color tones to values between 0 and 30. The higher the value, the more green...
6. COLOR TEMP.: Adjusts the color temperature.
0 : The default color temperature of the lamp.
1 : Low color temperature (6500K). Makes white appear reddish.
2 : Middle color temperature (7500K). Maintains normal colorings for white.
3 : High color temperature (9300K). Makes white bluish.
7. FILTERS: Turn the video filters on or off. Filters can reduce noise in the picture to produce ...
8. RED: Adjusts red hues independently to values between 0 and 30. The higher the setting, the gr...
9. GREEN: Adjusts green hues independently to values between 0 and 30. The higher the setting, th...
10. BLUE: Adjusts blue hues independently to values between 0 and 30.The higher the setting, the ...
11. YELLOW: Adjusts yellow hues independently to values between 0 and 30. The higher the setting,...
1. SOURCE: Selects the input source.
VIDEO: Composite video signal input.
S-VIDEO: S-Video signal input
COMPONENT: Component Y/CB/CR input
COMP - HD: DTV Y/PB/PR input
RGB - HD: DTV RGBHV signal input
DVI-I: Computer signal input PC. Auto select DVI-A (Analog) or DVI-D (Digital)signal.
2. ASPECT: There are five aspect ratios that can be selected for video signal inputs:
ANAMORPHIC: Expands an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio linearly along the horizontal axis to provid...
STANDARD (4:3): Scales an input image so that it is displayed with a 4:3 aspect ratio display mod...
Active image area
LETTERBOX: Enlarges an image in letter box format to display in full-screen format with a 16:9 as...
Active image area
WIDE: Expands an image with a 4:3 aspect ration NON-linearly along the horizontal axis to provide...
THROUGH : One-to-one mapping is performed without any scaling of the image, The image is displaye...
3. PC&HDTV: The following settings are only available with a PC or DTV RGB signal:
AUTO: Adjusts the phase, frequency and position automatically.
FREQ.: Adjusts the frequency of the input signal.
PHASE: Adjusts the phase of the input signal.
H. POS.: Adjusts the horizontal position of the image.
V. POS.: Adjusts the vertical position of image.
4. SAVE: There are three video memories in which the user can store settings, including all items...
5. LOAD: Loads the settings from one of three video memories.
1. DEFAULT: Loads the default value of the current input source.
2. LAMP TIMER: Resets the lamp timer. This should only be done after the lamp has been replaced.
3. AUTO OFF: Sets the auto-shutdown timer. The timer can be set to a value between10 minutes and ...
4. LAMP HOURS: This displays the number of hours the lamp has been used. (The lifetime of the lam...
1. LANGUAGE: There are eight languages that can be selected for the menus: English, French, Spani...
2. MIRROR: The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with one or more mi...
3. KEYSTONE: Corrects for trapezoidal distortion resulting from the angle of projection. It can p...
4. OSD POSITION: OSD POSITION can be adjusted between 0 and 100 degrees in both vertical and hori...
5. BACKGROUND: Selects a proper background color for your screen when there is no input signal.
6. PATTERN: One test pattern (an 8 x 8 grid) will be displayed when you select this menu item. It...
6. Additional Information
It is normal for illumination from the lamp to dim somewhat when the projector has been used for ...
The message "Lamplife is expired ! Please change a new lamp. And reset the lamp timer." will be d...
The message " Please change the lamp, Lamp will exceed its lifetime after (hours): " will be disp...
The message " Please change the lamp ! " will be displayed on the screen continuously and the POW...
The projector will turn off automatically after 10 minutes.
Replace the Lamp
1. Loosen the screws on the front lamp cover.
2. Remove the front lamp cover.
3. Loosen the three screws on the lamp shield.
4. Take off the lamp shield.
5. Loosen the two screws on the lamp module.
6. Pull out the lamp module horizontally.
7. Insert the new lamp module into the projector horizontally until it is securely in place.
8. Tighten the two screws on the lamp module.
9. Put on the lamp shield.
10. Tighten the three screws on the lamp shield.
11. Put on the front lamp cover.
12. Tighten the screws on front lamp cover.
13. Turn the power on and go into Environment menu to reset the "Lamp Timer" item.
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