PowerLite X9 Multimedia Projector

Selected FAQ

Q:
Which cable should I use to connect my computer or video equipment to the projector?
A:
See below for the type of equipment you are connecting to the projector.

Computer or laptop

You can connect the projector to your computer (or laptop) using a USB or VGA cable. See Connecting to the USB Port or Connecting to the VGA Computer Port for details.

Note:
  • A VGA cable is included with the projector.


  • If you use a USB cable to project your computer's display (USB Display), you cannot set up the remote control to act as a wireless mouse (see Operating Your Computer With the Remote Control). To use the remote control as a wireless mouse, you must use a VGA cable instead to project your computer's display.


  • If you connect the projector to a desktop computer with a VGA cable, you may need to connect an external monitor to the projector if you want to see the image displayed on the projection screen and a computer screen simultaneously. See Connecting an External Monitor.


  • To connect a Mac that includes only a Mini Display Port or Mini-DVI port for video output, you will need to connect using a USB cable or obtain an adapter to connect to the projector's VGA video port. Contact Apple for compatible adapter options.


  • To play sound through the projector, you'll need to connect an additional audio cable. See Playing Sound Through the Projector.


Video equipment

For the best image results, connect your video equipment to the projector's Computer (Component Video) port (for component or RGB video), if possible. If your equipment cannot connect to this port, connect it to one of the following ports (highest quality listed first): S-Video or Video (for composite video).

Note:
  • To use a component video connection, you'll need a component-to-VGA cable to connect to the projector's Computer (Component Video) port. You can purchase a component-to-VGA cable from the Epson Store.


  • To play sound through the projector, you'll need to connect an additional audio cable. See Playing Sound Through the Projector.
Published: March 15, 2011

Was this helpful? Yes No Didn't Apply

Viewed FAQs

Return to Main FAQs Page