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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
    Connecting to an MHL-Compatible Device
    Connecting to a Component Video Source
    Connecting to a Composite Video Source

    Connecting to Computer Sources

    Follow the instructions in these sections to connect a computer to the projector.

    Connecting to a Computer for USB Video and Audio
    Connecting to a Computer for VGA Video
    Connecting to a Computer for HDMI Video and Audio
    Connecting to a Computer for USB Mouse Control

    Connecting to External USB Devices

    Follow the instructions in these sections to connect external USB devices to the projector.

    USB Device Projection
    Connecting a USB Device or Camera to the Projector
    Selecting the Connected USB Source
    Disconnecting a USB Device or Camera From the Projector
    Projecting a PC Free Presentation

    Connecting to an HDBaseT Transmitter

    To send an HDMI or RS-232C signal over a long distance, you can connect the projector to an optional HDBaseT transmitter using a 100Base-TX network cable (PowerLite 2165W/2265U). This is useful when you want to send a signal to or control the projector from a remote location, such as in a hall or event site, since you can use a network cable up to 328 feet (100 m) in length. To ensure proper data transmission, use a Category 5e STP cable or better.

    1. Turn off the projector and HDBaseT transmitter.

      Note: Make sure the projector and HDBaseT transmitter are turned off when connecting or disconnecting a network cable between the two devices.

    2. Connect one end of the network cable to the HDBaseT port on the transmitter.
    3. Connect the other end to the projector's HDBaseT port.

      Note: See the documentation that came with the HDBaseT transmitter for instructions on connecting it to your video device or computer.

    4. Turn on the projector and HDBaseT transmitter.

    Note:To enable communication from the Ethernet and serial ports on the transmitter, select On as the Control Communications setting in the projector's Extended menu. Turning on this setting disables the projector's LAN and RS-232C ports. If you connected an Extron XTP transmitter or switcher to the projector's HDBaseT port, select On as the Extron XTP setting in the projector's Extended menu.

    Related references
    Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu

    Connecting to an External Computer Monitor

    If you connected a computer to the projector's Computer port, you can also connect an external monitor to the projector. This lets you see your presentation on the external monitor even when the projected image is not visible.

    If you want to output images to an external monitor when the projector is turned off, you need to select Always On as the A/V Output setting in the projector's Extended menu.

    Note: Monitors that use a refresh rate less than 60 Hz may not be able to display images correctly.

    1. Make sure your computer is connected to the projector's Computer port. If there are two computer ports, make sure you use the Computer1 port.
    2. Connect the external monitor's cable to your projector's Monitor Out port.

      Note: If you do not see an image on the external monitor, you may need to change the Monitor Out Port setting in the Extended menu.

    Related references
    Projector Setup Settings - Extended Menu
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