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How do I connect my image source to the product?

    See below.

    Connecting to Video Sources

    Follow the instructions in these sections to connect video devices to the projector.

    Connecting to an HDMI Video Source

    If your video source has an HDMI port, you can connect it to the projector using an optional HDMI cable. The HDMI connection provides the best image quality.
    1. Connect the HDMI cable to your video source's HDMI output port.
    2. Connect the other end to the projector's HDMI port.

    Note: The projector converts the digital audio signal sent from your video source into a mono analog signal for the internal speaker.

    Note: If you have problems hearing audio through the HDMI connection, you can use the Audio port instead to play sound. Connect one end of an optional 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack audio cable to the projector's Audio port and the other end to your computer's audio out port. Then select Audio as the HDMI Audio Output setting in the Extended menu.

    Related references
    Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu

    Connecting to an MHL-Compatible Device

    If you have an MHL-compatible smartphone or tablet, you can connect it to the projector using either an MHL cable or an HDMI cable with a device-compatible MHL adapter. If you have a device with a built-in MHL connector, plug it directly into the HDMI port.

    Note: Some connected devices may not charge when using an MHL adapter.

    1. Connect the MHL cable or adapter to your device's Micro-USB port.
    2. If you are using an MHL adapter, connect it to an MHL-compatible HDMI cable.
    3. Connect the other end of the cable to the projector's HDMI port.

    Note: The projector converts the digital audio signal sent from your video source into a mono analog signal for the internal speaker.

    Connecting to a Component Video Source

    If your video source has component video ports, you can connect it to the projector using an optional component-to-VGA video cable. Depending on your component ports, you may need to use an adapter cable along with a component video cable.
    1. Connect the component connectors to your video source's color-coded component video output ports, usually labeled Y, Pb, Pr or Y, Cb, Cr. If you are using an adapter, connect these connectors to your component video cable.
    2. Connect the VGA connector to the Computer port on the projector.

    3. Tighten the screws on the VGA connector.

    If your image colors appear incorrect, you may need to change the Input Signal setting in the projector's Signal menu.

    Related tasks
    Connecting to a Video Source for Sound
    Related references
    Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu

    Connecting to a Composite Video Source

    If your video source has a composite video port, you can connect it to the projector using an optional RCA-style video or A/V cable.
    1. Connect the cable with the yellow connector to your video source's yellow video output port.
    2. Connect the other end to the projector's Video port.

    Related tasks
    Connecting to a Video Source for Sound

    Connecting to a Video Source for Sound

    You can play sound through the projector's speaker system if your video source has audio output ports. Connect the projector to the video source using a stereo mini-jack adapter cable (with one 3.5 mm mini-plug and two RCA plugs).

    Note: If you connected your video source to the projector using an HDMI cable, the audio signal is transferred with the video signal; you do not need an additional cable for sound.

    1. Connect the audio cable to your video source's audio-out ports.
    2. Connect the other end of the cable to the projector's Audio port or ports.

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