What should I do if I see static or noise in the image?
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 for longer distances; you can purchase one from Epson. See Optional Accessories.
- Keep your computer and video cables away from the power cord as much as possible to prevent interference.
- 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.
- Depending on the source you are projecting from, make sure the correct Input Signal or Video Signal is selected in the Signal menu.
- Make sure the cables are securely connected at both ends.
- If still images are jittery when you are projecting from a video source, turn on the Progressive setting in the Signal menu.
- Select Noise Reduction in the Signal menu, then try selecting NR1 or NR2.
- Make sure your computer's resolution setting is correct. Ideally, the resolution should be 1280 × 800 to match the projector's native resolution for the PowerLite 826W+, or 1024 × 768 for the PowerLite 84+/85+/825+. If this option isn't available, select another compatible video format. See Compatible Video Formats.
If you are projecting from a computer, press the Auto button on the remote control. If that doesn't work, you can adjust the Tracking and Sync settings in the Signal menu.
Published: February 9, 2010
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