PowerLite 1716 Multimedia Projector

Selected FAQ

Q:
What should I do if I see static or noise in the image?
A:
Check the following:

  • If you’re using a computer cable longer than 6 feet (2 meters), or an extension cable, the image quality may be reduced. Use a distribution amplifier (you can purchase one from Epson; the part number is ELPDA01) or a repeater for longer distances.


  • Keep your computer and video cables separated from the power cord as much as possible to prevent interference.


  • If you’re using an extension cable, you may pick up interference if the cable is not adequately shielded. You may need to use a distribution amplifier (you can purchase one from Epson; the part number is ELPDA01) or a repeater for longer cables.


  • The video signal may be split between the computer and the projector. If you notice a decline in the projected image quality when the image is displayed simultaneously on your laptop computer and the projector, turn off the laptop’s LCD display.


  • Make sure the correct input signal is selected in the Signal menu. See Adjusting Signal Settings for details.


  • If you’re viewing video through the S-Video or composite inputs, and you notice flickering or horizontal lines, turn on the Progressive setting. If you’re viewing still images, turn this setting off. See Adjusting Signal Settings.


  • Make sure the cables are securely connected at both ends.


  • Try another cable.


  • Select the correct resolution. See Compatible Video Formats.


  • If you’re projecting from a computer, press the Auto button on the remote control to adjust tracking and sync automatically. If that doesn’t work, try adjusting the Sync and Tracking settings in the Signal menu. See Adjusting Signal Settings.


  • If you’re projecting from a DVD player, VCR, or other video source, make sure the correct output signal is selected on the player.
Published: November 20, 2009

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