How to Use Optoma Projector?

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In this blog, we will discuss the Optoma projector in detail, how to use it, and how to set it up for better display results. So, without further ado, let’s get straight into our details.

1.   Contents in Package

After opening the Optoma projector packaging, ensure the box contains the following product.

  • Projector
  • Lens Cap
  • Power cable
  • AC adopter
  • Basic user manual and documentation
  • Universal 24-pin to VGA cable
  • Caring case
  • Remote control

Note: remote is not shipped with a battery. Contact the local seller or service center if anything is missing from the above list.

2. Learn About Your Projector

Main Unit

The central unit of the Optoma projector contains the following things:

  • Control Panel:

You can select what your projector displays on the screen through the control panel.

  • Ventilation System:

Ventilation system help to remove hot air outside and to cool the internal system, through which the projector functions correctly for a long time.

  • Focusing Ring:

You get a clear image by focusing the ring by turning and rolling it at a suitable angle.

  • Lens:

Projectors use lenses to magnify and focus the image onto the electron detector.

  • Screw Hole for Tripod:

Tripods are used for holding the projector at a suitable height. For that reason, projectors primarily have screw holes for tripods, including Optoma.

  • Tilt Adjustment Wheel:

A tilt adjustment wheel provides a fine tone to display the angle.

Input/Output Connections

  • Micro SD card slot
  • DC input connector
  • HDMI/ MHL connector
  • Security cable slot
  • Universal I/O connector

Control Panel

  • Power:

Through the power button, you can turn the projector ON and OFF.

  • Temp LED:

Blinking of TEMP amber indicator point out two significant problems, those are,

  1. Fan has failed
  2. The internal body of the projector is getting hot.
  • Error LED:

The projector will automatically shut down if LED got failed because LED Error has solid amber.

  • Menu:

For the activation of the OSD, press the MENU button and use the directional keys and Menu button to pass through the OSD.

  • Enter:

Enter is a press button to confirm the selection.

  • Four Directional Keys:

Press these four directional keys to pass through the on-screen display menu key.

3.   Remote Battery Installation

Before learning about remote functions and how to use the remote while using a projector, you first must put the battery in it. Because the remote doesn’t have it by default battery installation. How to? Let’s see,

  • First, you have to remove the battery holder
  • Now insert the CR2025 coin cell battery and align the polarity correctly

NOTE: Before using the remote first time, remove the plastic sheet between the battery and its contact.

  • Replace the battery holder in its place

4.   With Remote Control, Operate the Range

The actual operating range is the same as other systems; in the case of the week battery operating range will be slightly different.

  1. Connecting Optoma projector with Video source:

Optoma projectors have a wide range of connectivity; projectors are connected to almost all video sources, including computers, Laptops, DVD players, and multimedia. Let’s discuss connecting Optoma projectors with all these video sources one by one.

  • Connecting Computer/laptop to Optoma Projector:

For connecting video sources like a computer/laptop with an Optoma projector, you need to use the following things, included:

  • Power card

A power card is used to supply the power to the projector.

  • AC Adopter

AC adopter is an external power supply that primary purpose is to convert AC (Alternating Current) to direct DC (Direct Current) needed by the electronic device.

  • Audio Cable
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The audio cable’s primary purpose is to transmit audible signals such as voice and music.

  • USB-A to USB-A Cable

USB-A to USB-a cable connects the Optoma projector to the computer/laptop.

  • HDMI Cable

HDMI (High-definition multimedia interface) is used to transmit simultaneously digital video and audio from computer to projector.

  • Universal 24-pin to VGA Cable

Universal 24-pin to VGA cable is only compatible with Optoma projectors and used to connect 24-pin connector VGA.

 Note: all these above necessaries are not shipped with projector. The most important thing is Optoma projectors support only TRS-type audio cables.

  • Connecting DVD Player with Optoma Projector:

You need only three devices to connect your DVD player to your Optoma projector. Those devices and their functions are mentioned below.

  • Power Card

A power card is used to supply the electricity from the plug to the projector.

  • AC Adopter

AC adopter is an external power supply that primary purpose is to convert AC (Alternating Current) to direct DC (Direct Current) needed by the electronic device.

  • HDMI Cable

HDMI is used to transmit simultaneously digital video and audio from a DVD player to a projector.

Note: all these three necessaries are not sipped with projector.

  • Connecting Cell-Phone with Optoma Projector:

You can easily connect your smartphone with an Optoma projector, you only need six devices for the connection, and you are good to go. These six devices are mentioned below with their usage, so let’s jump in.

  • Power Card

A power card is used to supply the electricity from the plug to the projector.

  • AC Adopter

AC adopter is an external power supply that primary purpose is to convert AC (Alternating Current) to direct DC (Direct Current) needed by the electronic device.

  • Audio Cable

The primary purpose of the audio cable is to transmit audible signals such as voice and music.

  • USB Flash Disk

USB disk, Flash disk or memory stick is used for storage, data backup and transmitting files from one device to another.

  • Micro SD Card

Micro SD card is usually used to expand the projector, smartphone, cameras, gaming devices and many more storage systems.

  • MHL Cable

 The primary purpose of MHL cable is to connect smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices with HD like TV, projector or other display devices. Here we use an MHL cable to connect the projector to a smartphone.

5.   Turn ON the Projector

After connecting your video source with the Optoma projector, the next step is to turn ON the projector. You can turn it ON in just six steps. These steps are:

Note: Turn ON your projector before turning ON the source.

  • Connect the power cord with the AC adopter and a suitable signal cable to the projector.
  • Remove the cover over the lens
  • Press the power button
  • Connect your video source with the projector through the appropriate cable.
  • Now is the time to turn ON your Video source.
  • By default, this input source is determined by the previous input source; if necessary, change the input source.             

6.   Turn Your Projector Off

After completing your work on your big screen, now is the time to turn off the projector. By following three steps, you can quickly turn your projector off. Here we go:

  • First, press the power button; after a while, some instructions are shown on the screen and follow them properly to turn off the projector.
  • The cooling fan is still working 3-5 seconds after the projector shutdown. So, it would be best if you again pressed the power button to turn off the fain properly.
  • Disconnect all the cables and devices from the projector.

Conclusion

In the above blog, we discuss every necessary thing about how you can use the Optoma projector. Which cables are essential to connect it with your video source, and which devices Optima projectors are compatible.

Stay strong, stay safe.

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