M1 mini

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Features

  • Short throw lens design allows for a projected 39” screen size from only 1 meter away.
  • Auto V. keystone to correct a distorted image automatically.
  • Excellent audio performance by JBL.
  • Instant on/off and great colors.
  • Swappable color top plates and flexible angle adjustment.
  • Multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) menus.
  • Embedded battery for easy outdoor projection.
  • User-friendly UI design for easy navigation.
  • LED light source with excellent light source life (30,000 hours).
  • Color modes for every occasion.
NOTE: The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient lighting conditions, selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and projection distance.

Package Contents

Projector Overview

Number Item
1 Vent
2 Smart Stand
3 IR Receiver
4 Focus Ring
5 DC IN (USB-C Port)
6 USB Type A Port
7 Speaker
8 Lens
9 Top Plate
10 Power Switch
11 Reset Button[1]
12 LED Indicator
13 IR Receiver
14 Lanyard Attachment Point
15 Power Switch
16 HDMI Port
  1. In the event of a system crash, use the Reset Button to restart the projector.

Overview

Remote Control
Button Icon Description
Power M1 mini Plus Icon Power.png Turns the projector On or Off
Home M1 mini Plus Icon Home.png Access the Home menu
Up/Down/Left/Right M1 mini Plus Icon Directional.png Navigates and selects the desired menu items and makes adjustments
OK M1 mini Plus Icon OK.png Confirms the selection
Settings M1 mini Plus Icon Settings.png Displays the Settings menu
Return M1 mini Plus Icon Return.png Returns to the previous screen
Volume Up M1 mini Plus Icon VolumeUp.png Increase the volume level
Mute M1 mini Plus Icon Mute.png Mute the volume
Volume Down M1 mini Plus Icon VolumeDown.png Decrease the volume level

Effective Range

IR Receiver Location

To ensure proper function of the remote control follow the steps below:

  1. The remote control must be held at an angle within 30° perpendicular to the projector’s IR remote control sensor(s).
  2. The distance between the remote control and the sensor(s) should not exceed 8 m (26 ft.)
NOTE: Refer to the illustration for the location of the infrared (IR) remote control sensor(s).

Replacing the Batteries

  1. Place the remote control facedown and remove the battery tray from the bottom of the remote control by pressing the side tab and pulling it out.
  2. Remove any existing battery (if necessary) and install one CR2032 battery.
  3. Replace the battery tray by aligning it with the base and pushing it back into position.
NOTE:
  • Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in excessive heat or a humid environment.
  • Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
  • If the battery is drained or if you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time, remove the battery to avoid damage to the remote control.
  • Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local environment regulations for your region.

Choosing a Location - Projector Orientation

Personal preference and room layout will decide the installation location. Consider the following:

  • Size and position of your screen.
  • Location of a suitable power outlet.
  • Location and distance between the projector and other equipment.
Location Description
Front Table The projector is placed near the floor in front of the screen.
Front Ceiling The projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Rear Table[1] The projector is placed near the floor behind the screen.
Rear Ceiling[1] The projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling behind the screen.
  1. 1.0 1.1 A rear projection screen is required.

Projection Dimensions

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NOTE: (e) = Screen | (f) = Center of Lens

16:9 Image on a 16:9 Screen

(a) Screen Size (b) Projection Distance (c) Image Height Image Width
Minimum Maximum
in. cm in. m in. m in. cm in. mm
30 76.2 32.16 0.82 32.16 0.82 14.7 37.36 26.15 664
40 101.6 42.88 1.09 42.88 1.09 19.6 49.81 34.86 886
50 127 53.6 1.36 53.6 1.36 24.5 62.26 43.58 1107
60 152.4 64.32 1.63 64.32 1.63 29.4 74.72 52.29 1328
70 177.8 75.04 1.91 75.04 1.91 34.3 87.17 61.01 1550
80 203.2 85.76 2.18 85.76 2.18 39.2 99.62 69.73 1771
90 228.6 96.48 2.45 96.48 2.45 44.1 112.07 78.44 1992
100 254 107.2 2.72 107.2 2.72 49 124.53 87.16 2214
There is a 3% tolerance among these numbers due to optical component variations. It is recommended to physically test the projection size and distance before permanently installing the projector.

Top Plate Removal/Installation

The M1 mini Plus comes with different color top plates.

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To change the top plate:

  1. Remove the top plate by carefully prying up one corner and lifting the top plate off (as shown above).
  2. To install a top plate, line up the circular hole and prongs located under the top plate with the spacing and holes of the projector. Gently press the top plate into place.

Connecting to Power

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Power Adapter

  1. Connect the USB cord to the Micro USB Port on the side of the projector.
  2. Plug the other end of the USB cord into a power bank, smartphone adapter, or PC (5V/2A).
NOTE: Charge the projector for 2 hours before using it in battery mode for the first time.

Battery Power

The battery level icon will show at the top right of the Home Screen. As the battery’s power level runs low, the screen will show a “low battery message”.

Battery Usage Time Information

Charging About 2 hours (5V/2A)[1]
Usage Hours 2.1 hours (Normal) / 2.4 hours (ECO)
Battery Level Indicator (Charging) During Charging: Red LED light is On

Full Charge: Red LED light is Off

  1. Charging time may be longer than 2 hours if using less than 5V/2A.
NOTE:
  • When the projector is in use, a 5V/2A power adapter is required to fully recharge the projector.
  • When the projector is in use, using the USB A port to power other devices, e.g. wireless dongle, may prevent the projector battery from being fully recharged.

Power Bank Function

The projector can also act as a power bank for your mobile device.

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To charge your mobile device:

  1. Turn off the projector by pushing the Power Switch.
  2. Use the USB Type A port on the projector to connect to a mobile device.
  3. A 5V/1A power charge can be provided to the mobile device.
NOTE: The Power Bank function can only work when the projector is powered off.

Connecting to External Devices

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HDMI Connection

Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the HDMI port of your video device. Then connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI port (supports HDCP 1.4/HDMI 1.4) of your projector.

USB Connection

To enjoy photos, music, and movies, simply plug in a USB flash drive to the USB Type A port.

Starting the Projector

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  1. Ensure the projector is connected to a power source or that the battery has sufficient charge.
  2. Push the Power Switch to turn on the projector, and press the Power button on the remote control.
  3. Move the Smart Stand to your desired viewing angle.
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NOTE: When not in use, please push the Power Switch to Off. If only using the Power button on the remote control to power off, the projector will enter standby mode and the embedded battery will still consume some power.

Adjusting the Projector's Height and Projection Angle

The projector is equipped with one (1) Smart Stand. Adjusting the stand will change the projector’s height and the vertical projection angle. Carefully adjust the stand to fine tune the projected image’s position.

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NOTE:
  • If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the screen and the projector are not perpendicular to each other, the projected image can become trapezoidal. However, the “Auto Vertical Keystone” function will correct the issue automatically.
  • It is not recommended to use the Smart Stand at 90° degrees.

Adjusting the Focus

To adjust the image focus of the on-screen image, slowly move the focus ring forwards or backwards.

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Shutting Down the Projector

  1. Push the Power Switch on the projector or press the Power button on the remote control.
  2. By pressing the Power button on the remote control, the following message will appear:
  3. M1 mini Shut Down.png
  4. Push the Power Switch or press the Power button on the remote control again to turn off the projector. To cancel, press any other button on the remote control.
NOTE: When not in use, please push the Power Switch to Off. If only using the Power button on the remote control to power off, the projector will enter standby mode and the embedded battery will still consume some power.

Home Screen

The Home Screen is displayed every time you start the projector. To navigate the Home Screen, simply use the directional buttons on the remote control. You can return to the main Home Screen at any time by pressing the Home button on the remote control.

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NOTE: Picture Mode and Aspect Ratio cannot be adjusted on the Home Screen.
Menu Description
Photo[1] View photo files.
Music[1] View and play music files.
Video[1] View and play video files.
HDMI Switch to the connected HDMI source.
Setting Manage various categories such as: Image settings, Basic settings, and System Information.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A USB flash drive with the relevant media must be connected to the projector to use.

Photo

View and display image files on your USB flash drive.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Photo, and press OK.
  2. Use the directional buttons to navigate the folders/files. When you find your preferred image file, press the OK button to open and view it.

Music

View and play music from your USB flash drive.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Music, and press OK.
  2. Use the directional buttons to navigate the folders/files. When you find your preferred music file, press the OK button.
  3. The media player will open and play the music file.
NOTE: If the audio file includes the album cover, it will be displayed on the right side of the screen.

Movie

View and play videos from your USB flash drive.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Movie, and press OK.
  2. Use the directional buttons to navigate the folders/files. When you find your preferred music file, press the OK button.
  3. The media player will open and play the video file.
NOTE:
  • During playback, press the OK button to access the media control bar.
  • Audio soundtrack and subtitles are not supported.

How to Use the Media Control Bar Buttons

The media control bar buttons will appear on screen if a video, music, or photo file are selected to be opened.

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Tips for using USB
When using USB for reading and/or storage please keep in mind the following:

  1. Some USB storage devices may not be compatible.
  2. If you use an USB extension cable, the USB device may not recognize the USB.
  3. Only use USB storage devices formatted with Windows FAT32 or NTFS file system.
  4. Larger files will need extra time to load.
  5. Data on USB storage devices may be damaged or lost. Back up important files.

Supported File Formats

Multimedia Format Video Audio Comment
Movie .avi Xvid, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Divx, H.264 MP3, WMA, AAC, MP2, PCM Max resolution:

1920 x 1080 @ 30 FPS

.mp4 MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Divx, H.264
.ts/.trp MPEG-4, H.264
.mkv/.mov MPEG-4, H.264
.mpg MPEG-1, MPEG-2
.dat MPEG-1 MP2
.vob MPEG-2
.rm/.rmvb RV8, RV9, RV10 COOK Max resolution:

1280 x 720 @ 30 FPS

Music .mp3 MP3 Sampling rate: 32K~48 KHz

Bit rate: 32K~320 Kbps

.wma WMA Sampling rate: 8K~48 KHz

Bit rate: 128K~320 Kbps

.m4a/.aac AAC Sampling rate: 8K~48 KHz

Bit rate: 128K~442 Kbps

Photo .jpg/.jpeg Progressive JPEG Max Resolution:

1024 x 768

Baseline JPEG Max Resolution:

15360 x 8640

.bmp Max Resolution:

9600 x 6400

.png Non-interlaced Max Resolution:

9600 x 6400

Interlaced Max Resolution:

1200 x 800

HDMI

Project content from your media player, PC, or other HDMI compatible device.

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  1. Connect your media player, PC, or other HDMI compatible device to the projector via an HDMI cable.
  2. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select HDMI, and press OK.
  3. While in HDMI mode, Image and Basic settings can be adjusted by pressing the Settings button on the remote control.
NOTE: If there is no HDMI signal input for 20 minutes, the system will power off automatically.

Setting

Under Setting you can adjust Image and Basic Settings, update Firmware, and view Information.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Setting, and press OK.
  2. Use the Up and Down buttons to select the desired setting and press OK. Then use the Left and Right buttons or the OK button to make adjustments or selections.

Firmware Upgrade

Users can update the firmware by USB.

NOTE: Do not unplug the power cord or USB during the upgrading process.
  1. Download the latest version from the ViewSonic website and copy the file to a USB device.
  2. Power on the projector and plug in the USB with the new Firmware.
  3. The system will display a dialog message confirming your wish to update.
  4. After selecting Yes, a progress bar will appear as the update process begins.
  5. After reaching 100% the projector will restart. The whole process will take about five (5) minutes.
  6. After updating the Firmware, it will take a few minutes to restart the projector.

Settings - On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu Tree

Main Menu Sub-menu Menu Option
Image Setting Picture Mode Brightest
TV
Movie
User
Brightness (-/+, 0~100)
Contrast (-/+, 0~100)
Sharpness (-/+, 0~100)
Saturation (-/+, 0~100)
Tint (-/+, 0~100)
Color Temperature 6500K
7500K
9300K
Aspect Ratio Auto
4:3
16:9
Basic Settings Language[1] English
Deutsch
Français
Español
Italiano
Norsk
Português
Russian
繁體中文
簡體中文
日本語
韓語
Swedish
Dutch
Turkish
Czech
Thai
Polish
Finnish
Arabic
Indonesian
Hindi
Vietnamese
Projector Position Front Table
Front Ceiling
Rear Table
Rear Ceiling
Keystone (-/+, -40~40)
Auto Keystone On
Off
Light Source Level Full
Eco
Reset to Factory Default Yes
No
Information Light Source Hours
System Version
Resolution
  1. Language support will vary by region. If some of the languages are not shown on the language list, the font for those languages will not display correctly.

Settings - On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu Options

Image Setting Menu

Menu Option Description
Color Mode The projector is preset with several predefined picture modes so that you can choose one to suit your operating environment and input signal.

Brightest
Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is suitable for environments where extra-high brightness is required, i.e. well-lit rooms.

TV
Optimized for viewing sports in well-lit environments.

Movie
Appropriate for colorful movies, video clips from digital cameras, or DVs through the PC input. Best for low-light environments.

User
Recalls the customized user settings.

Brightness The higher the value, the brighter the image. Lower values will result in a darker image.
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Contrast Use this to set the peak white level after you have previously adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected input and viewing environment.
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Sharpness A high value results in a sharper picture; a low value softens the picture.
Saturation Refers to the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less saturated colors; in fact, a setting of “0” removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation is too high, that color will be overpowering and unrealistic.
Tint The higher the value, the more greenish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the more reddish the picture becomes.
Color Temp Select the color temperature setting.
  • 6500K: Maintains normal white coloring.
  • 7500K: A higher, cooler color temperature than 6500K.
  • 9300K: The highest color temperature; makes the image appear the most bluish-white.
Aspect Ratio The Aspect Ratio is the ratio of the image width to the image height. With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices, like this projector, can dynamically stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image input signal.

Auto
Scales an image proportionally to fit the projector’s native resolution in its horizontal width. This is suitable for the incoming image which is neither 4:3 nor 16:9 and you want to make the most use of the screen without altering the image’s aspect ratio.

4:3
Scales an image so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for 4:3 images like computer monitors, standard definition TV, and 4:3 aspect DVD movies, as it displays them without aspect alteration.

16:9
Scales an image so that it is displayed in the center of the screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is most suitable for images which are already in a 16:9 aspect, like high definition TV.

Basic Settings

Menu Option Description
Language Select your desired language.
Projector Position Select the preferred projection position.
Keystone Manually adjust from -40 to 40.
Auto Keystone Provides a rectangular screen image by automatically adjusting the keystone number when there is a trapezoidal screen image caused by the tilting of the projector.
  • On: Automatically adjust the keystone number.
  • Off: Manually adjust the keystone number.
NOTE: If Keystone is selected, Auto Keystone will change to Off automatically.
Light Source Level Select a suitable power consumption level.

Full
100%

Eco
70%

Reset to Factory Default Resets all settings to their default values.
NOTE: Light Source Hours, Projector Projection, and Language will remain unchanged.

Information

Menu Option Description
Light Source Hours Displays total usage hours.
System Version Displays current system version.
Resolution Current displayed screen resolution.

Technical Specifications

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Model No. P/N
VS18039 M1 mini
Item Category Specifications
Projector Type 0.2” WVGA, LED
Display Size 24”~100”
Brightness 120 LED Lumens
Throw Distance 0.64-2.66 m (39” @ 1m)
Lens F=1.7, f=7.5 mm
Optical Zoom Fixed
Lamp Type RGB LED
Light Source Life

(Normal)

up to 30,000 hours
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Keystone -/+ 40 (Vertical)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh, 3.7V
Input Signal HDMI fh: 15h~135KHz, fv:23~120Hz
Resolution Native 854 x 480
Support VGA (640 x 480) to Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Input HDMI 1 (HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4)
Micro USB 1 (Power input)
USB Type-A 1 (USB 2.0 Reader; share with power)
Output Speaker 2W Cube x 1
USB Type-A (Power) 1 (USB 2.0, 5V/1A; share with USB reader)
Power Adapter Input Voltage AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz (auto switch)
Operating Conditions Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity 0% to 90% (non-condensing)
Dimensions Physical

(W x H x D)

110 x 104 x 27 mm

(4.3” x 4.1” x 1.06”)

Weight Physical 0.3 kg (0.67 lbs)
Power Consumption On 8W (Typical)
Off < 0.5W (Standby)

< 0.006W (Power Off)

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Projector Dimensions

110 mm (W) x 104 mm (H) x 27 mm(D)

Timing Charts

HDMI Video Timing

Timing Resolution Horizontal Frequency (KHz) Vertical Frequency (Hz) Dot Clock Frequency (MHz)
480i 720(1440) x 480 15.73 59.94 27
480p 720 x 480 31.47 59.94 27
576i 720(1440) x 576 15.63 50 27
576p 720 x 576 31.25 50 27
720/50p 1280 x 720 37.5 50 74.25
720/60p 1280 x 720 45 60 74.25
1080/50i 1920 x 1080 28.13 50 74.25
1080/60i 1920 x 1080 33.75 60 74.25
1080/24p 1920 x 1080 27 24 74.25
1080/25p 1920 x 1080 28.13 25 74.25
1080/30p 1920 x 1080 33.75 30 74.25
1080/50p 1920 x 1080 56.25 50 148.5
1080/60p 1920 x 1080 67.5 60 148.5

HDMI Support PC Timing

Resolution Refresh Rate (Hz) Horizontal Frequency (kHz) Dot Clock Frequency (MHz)
640 x 480 59.94 31.469 25.175
72.809 37.861 31.5
75 37.5 31.5
720 x 400 70.087 31.469 28.3221
800 x 600 56.250 35.156 36
60.317 37.879 40
72.188 48.077 50
75 46.875 49.5
1024 x 768 60.004 48.363 65
70.069 56.476 75
75.029 60.023 78.75
1152 x 864 75 67.5 108
1280 x 768 59.87 47.776 79.5
74.893 60.289 102.25
1280 x 800 59.81 49.702 83.5
74.934 62.795 106.5
1280 x 960 60 60 108
1280 x 1024 60.02 63.981 108
75.025 79.976 135
1360 x 768 60.015 47.712 85.5
1400 x 1050 59.978 65.317 121.75
1440 x 900 59.887 55.935 106.5
60 55.469 88.75
74.984 70.635 136.75
1600 x 1200 60 75 162
1680 x 1050 59.883 64.674 119
59.954 65.29 146.25

LED Indicators

Light Description
Blue Power On
Green Stand-by Mode
Red Projector Charging
Red to Off Battery is Fully Charged

Compliance Information

This section addresses all connected requirements and statements regarding regulations. Confirmed corresponding applications shall refer to nameplate labels and relevant markings on the unit.

FCC Compliant Statement

This device complies with part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning: You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.

CE Conformity for European Countries

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The device complies with the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU.

The following information is only for EU-member states:

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The mark shown to the right is in compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE). The mark indicates the requirement NOT to dispose of the equipment as unsorted municipal waste, but use the return and collection systems according to local law.

Declaration of RoHS2 Compliance

This product has been designed and manufactured in compliance with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS2 Directive) and is deemed to comply with the maximum concentration values issued by the European Technical Adaptation Committee (TAC) as shown below:

Substance Proposed Maximum Concentration Actual Concentration
Lead (Pb) 0.1% < 0.1%
Mercury (Hg) 0.1% < 0.1%
Cadmium (Cd) 0.01% < 0.01%
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6⁺) 0.1% < 0.1%
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1% < 0.1%
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 0.1% < 0.1%
Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 0.1% < 0.1%
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) 0.1% < 0.1%
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 0.1% < 0.1%
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 0.1% < 0.1%

Certain components of products as stated above are exempted under the Annex III of the RoHS2 Directives as noted below. Examples of exempted components are:

  • Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes not exceeding (per lamp):
  • Short length (500 mm): maximum 3.5 mg per lamp.
  • Medium length (>500 mm and 1,500m): maximum 5 mg per lamp.
  • Long length (> 1,500 mm): maximum 13 mg per lamp.
  • Lead in glass of cathode ray tubes.
  • Lead in glass of fluorescent tubes not exceeding 0.2% by weight.
  • Lead as an alloying element in aluminum containing up to 0.4% lead by weight.
  • Copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight.
  • Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85% by weight or more lead).
  • Electrical and electronic components containing lead in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors, e.g. piezoelectronic devices, or in a glass or ceramic matrix compound.

Indian Restriction of Hazardous Substances

Restriction on Hazardous Substances statement (India). This product complies with the “India E-waste Rule 2011” and prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers in concentrations exceeding 0.1 weight % and 0.01 weight % for cadmium, except for the exemptions set in Schedule 2 of the Rule.

Product Disposal at End of Product Life

ViewSonic® respects the environment and is committed to working and living green. Thank you for being part of Smarter, Greener Computing. Please visit the ViewSonic® website to learn more.

USA & Canada
http://www.viewsonic.com/company/green/recycle-program/

Europe
http://www.viewsoniceurope.com/eu/support/call-desk/

Taiwan
https://recycle.epa.gov.tw/

Copyright Information

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As an ENERGY STAR® partner, ViewSonic® Corporation has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.

Disclaimer: ViewSonic® Corporation shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from furnishing this material, or the performance or use of this product.

In the interest of continuing product improvement, ViewSonic® Corporation reserves the right to change product specifications without notice. Information in this document may change without notice.

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Customer Service Contact Information

For technical support or product service, see the table below or contact your reseller.

You will need the product's serial number

Asia Pacific & Africa

Country / Region Website
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Bangladesh https://www.viewsonic.com/bd/
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香港 (繁體中文) https://www.viewsonic.com/hk/
Hong Kong (English) https://www.viewsonic.com/hk-en/
India https://www.viewsonic.com/in/
Indonesia https://www.viewsonic.com/id/
Israel https://www.viewsonic.com/il/
日本 (Japan) https://www.viewsonic.com/jp/
Korea https://www.viewsonic.com/kr/
Malaysia https://www.viewsonic.com/my/
Middle East https://www.viewsonic.com/me/
Myanmar https://www.viewsonic.com/mm/
Nepal https://www.viewsonic.com/np/
New Zealand https://www.viewsonic.com/nz/
Pakistan https://www.viewsonic.com/pk/
Philippines https://www.viewsonic.com/ph/
Singapore https://www.viewsonic.com/sg/
臺灣 (Taiwan) https://www.viewsonic.com/tw/
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Việt Nam https://www.viewsonic.com/vn/
South Africa & Mauritius https://www.viewsonic.com/za/

Americas

Country / Region Website
United States https://www.viewsonic.com/us/
Canada https://www.viewsonic.com/us/
Latin America https://www.viewsonic.com/la/

Europe

Country / Region Website
Europe https://www.viewsonic.com/eu/
France https://www.viewsonic.com/fr/
Deutschland https://www.viewsonic.com/de/
Қазақстан https://www.viewsonic.com/kz/
Россия https://www.viewsonic.com/ru/
España https://www.viewsonic.com/es/
Türkiye https://www.viewsonic.com/tr/
Україна https://www.viewsonic.com/ua/
United Kingdom https://www.viewsonic.com/uk/


Limited Warranty

ViewSonic® Projector

What the warranty covers:

ViewSonic® warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use, during the warranty period. If a product proves to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, ViewSonic® will, at its sole option, repair or replace the product with a like product. Replacement product or parts may include remanufactured or refurbished parts or components.

Limited Three (3) year General Warranty:

Subject to the more limited one (1) year warranty set out below, North and South America: Three (3) years warranty for all parts excluding the lamp, three (3) years for labor, and one (1) year for the original lamp from the date of the first consumer purchase.

Other regions or countries: Please check with your local dealer or local ViewSonic® office for the warranty information.

Limited One (1) year Heavy Usage Warranty:

Under heavy usage settings, where a projector’s use includes more than fourteen (14) hours average daily usage, North and South America: One (1) year warranty for all parts excluding the lamp, one (1) year for labor, and ninety (90) days for the original lamp from the date of the first consumer purchase; Europe: One (1) year warranty for all parts excluding the lamp, one (1) year for labor, and ninety (90) days for the original lamp from the date of the first consumer purchase. Other regions or countries: Please check with your local dealer or local ViewSonic® office for the warranty information. Lamp warranty subject to terms and conditions, verification and approval. Applies to manufacturer’s installed lamp only. All accessory lamps purchased separately are warranted for 90 days.

Who the warranty protects:

This warranty is valid only for the first consumer purchaser.

What the warranty does not cover:

  • Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified, or removed.
  • Damage, deterioration, or malfunction resulting from:
    • Accident, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product.
    • Operation outside of product specifications.
    • Operation of the product for other than the normal intended use or not under normal conditions.
    • Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by ViewSonic®.
    • Any damage of the product due to shipment.
    • Removal or installation of the product.
    • Causes external to the product, such as electric power fluctuations or failure.
    • Use of supplies or parts not meeting ViewSonic’s specifications.
    • Normal wear and tear.
    • Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.
  • Removal, installation, and set-up service charges.

How to get service:

  1. For information about receiving service under warranty, contact ViewSonic® Customer Support (Please refer to the “Customer Support” page). You will need to provide your product’s serial number.
  2. To obtain warranted service, you will be required to provide: (a) the original dated sales slip, (b) your name, (c) your address, (d) a description of the problem, and (e) the serial number of the product.
  3. Take or ship the product, freight prepaid, in the original container to an authorized ViewSonic® service center or ViewSonic®.
  4. For additional information or the name of the nearest ViewSonic® service center, contact ViewSonic®.

Limitation of implied warranties:

There are no warranties, express or implied, which extend beyond the description contained herein including the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Exclusion of damages:

ViewSonic’s liability is limited to the cost of repair or replacement of the product. ViewSonic® shall not be liable for:

  1. Damage to other property caused by any defects in the product, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time, loss of profits, loss of business opportunity, loss of goodwill, interference with business relationships, or other commercial loss, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
  2. Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise.
  3. Any claim against the customer by any other party.

Effect of state law:

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from local authority. Some local governments do not allow limitations on implied warranties and/or do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

Sales outside the U.S.A. and Canada:

For warranty information and service on ViewSonic® products sold outside of the U.S.A. and Canada, contact ViewSonic® or your local ViewSonic® dealer. The warranty period for this product in mainland China (Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Excluded) is subject to the terms and conditions of the Maintenance Guarantee Card. For users in Europe and Russia, full details of warranty provided can be found at: ViewSonic EU under “Support/Warranty Information”.

Mexico Limited Warranty

ViewSonic® Projector

What the warranty covers:

ViewSonic® warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use, during the warranty period. If a product proves to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period, ViewSonic® will, at its sole option, repair or replace the product with a like product. Replacement product or parts may include remanufactured or refurbished parts or components & accessories.

How long the warranty is effective:

3 years for all parts excluding the lamp, 3 years for labor, 1 year for the original lamp from the date of the first consumer purchase.

Lamp warranty subject to terms and conditions, verification and approval. Applies to manufacturer’s installed lamp only.

All accessory lamps purchased separately are warranted for 90 days.

Who the warranty protects:

This warranty is valid only for the first consumer purchaser.

What the warranty excludes and does not cover:

  • Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
  • Damage, deterioration, or malfunction resulting from:
    • Accident, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification, unauthorized attempted repair, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product.
    • Any damage of the product due to shipment.
    • Causes external to the product, such as electrical power fluctuations or failure.
    • Use of supplies or parts not meeting ViewSonic®’s specifications.
    • Normal wear and tear.
    • Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.
  • Any product exhibiting a condition commonly known as “image burn-in” which results when a static image is displayed on the product for an extended period of time.
  • Removal, installation, insurance, and set-up service charges.

How to get service:

For information about receiving service under warranty, contact ViewSonic® Customer Support (Please refer to the attached “Customer Service” page). You will need to provide your product’s serial number, so please record the product information in the space provided below on your purchase for your future use. Please retain your receipt of proof of purchase to support your warranty claim.

  • For information about receiving service under warranty, contact ViewSonic® Customer Support (Please refer to the “Customer Service” page). You will need to provide your product’s serial number, so please record the product information in the space provided below on your purchase for your future use. Please retain your receipt of proof of purchase to support your warranty claim.
  • To obtain warranty service, you will be required to provide: (a) the original dated sales slip, (b) your name, (c) your address, (d) a description of the problem, and (e) the serial number of the product.
  • Take or ship the product, freight prepaid, in the original container to an authorized ViewSonic® service center.
  • Round trip transportation costs for in-warranty products will be paid by ViewSonic®.

Limitation of implied warranties:

There are no warranties, express or implied, which extend beyond the description contained herein including the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Exclusion of damages:

ViewSonic®’s liability is limited to the cost of repair or replacement of the product. ViewSonic® shall not be liable for:

  • Damage to other property caused by any defects in the product, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time, loss of profits, loss of business opportunity, loss of goodwill, interference with business relationships, or other commercial loss, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
  • Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise.
  • Any claim against the customer by any other party.
  • Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by ViewSonic®.
Contact Information for Sales & Authorized Service (Centro Autorizado de Servicio) within Mexico:

Name, address, of manufacturer and importers:
México, Av. de la Palma #8 Piso 2 Despacho 203, Corporativo Interpalmas,
Col. San Fernando Huixquilucan, Estado de México
Tel: (55) 3605-1099 http://www.viewsonic.com/la/soporte/index.htm

NÚMERO GRATIS DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA PARA TODO MÉXICO: 001.866.823.2004

Hermosillo:
Distribuciones y Servicios Computacionales SA de CV.
Calle Juarez 284 local 2
Col. Bugambilias C.P: 83140
Tel: 01-66-22-14-9005
E-Mail: disc2@hmo.megared.net.mx

Villahermosa:
Compumantenimietnos Garantizados, S.A. de C.V.
AV. GREGORIO MENDEZ #1504
COL, FLORIDA C.P. 86040
Tel: 01 (993) 3 52 00 47 / 3522074 / 3 52 20 09
E-Mail: compumantenimientos@prodigy.net.mx

Puebla, Pue. (Matriz):
RENTA Y DATOS, S.A. DE C.V. Domicilio:
29 SUR 721 COL. LA PAZ
72160 PUEBLA, PUE.
Tel: 01(52).222.891.55.77 CON 10 LINEAS
E-Mail: datos@puebla.megared.net.mx

Veracruz, Ver.:
CONEXION Y DESARROLLO, S.A DE C.V. Av.
Americas # 419
ENTRE PINZÓN Y ALVARADO
Fracc. Reforma C.P. 91919
Tel: 01-22-91-00-31-67
E-Mail: gacosta@qplus.com.mx

Chihuahua:
Soluciones Globales en Computación
C. Magisterio # 3321 Col. Magisterial
Chihuahua, Chih.
Tel: 4136954
E-Mail: Cefeo@soluglobales.com

Cuernavaca:
Compusupport de Cuernavaca SA de CV
Francisco Leyva # 178 Col. Miguel Hidalgo
C.P. 62040, Cuernavaca Morelos
Tel: 01 777 3180579 / 01 777 3124014
E-Mail: aquevedo@compusupportcva.com

Distrito Federal:
QPLUS, S.A. de C.V.
Av. Coyoacán 931
Col. Del Valle 03100, México, D.F.
Tel: 01(52)55-50-00-27-35
E-Mail : gacosta@qplus.com.mx

Guadalajara, Jal.:
SERVICRECE, S.A. de C.V.
Av. Niños Héroes # 2281
Col. Arcos Sur, Sector Juárez
44170, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Tel: 01(52)33-36-15-15-43
E-Mail: mmiranda@servicrece.com

Guerrero Acapulco:
GS Computación (Grupo Sesicomp)
Progreso #6-A, Colo Centro
39300 Acapulco, Guerrero
Tel: 744-48-32627

Monterrey:
Global Product Services
Mar Caribe # 1987, Esquina con Golfo Pérsico
Fracc. Bernardo Reyes, CP 64280
Monterrey N.L. México
Tel: 8129-5103
E-Mail: aydeem@gps1.com.mx

MERIDA:
ELECTROSER
Av Reforma No. 403Gx39 y 41
Mérida, Yucatán, México CP97000
Tel: (52) 999-925-1916
E-Mail: rrrb@sureste.com

Oaxaca, Oax.:
CENTRO DE DISTRIBUCION Y
SERVICIO, S.A. de C.V.
Murguía # 708 P.A., Col. Centro, 68000, Oaxaca
Tel: 01(52)95-15-15-22-22
Fax: 01(52)95-15-13-67-00
E-Mail. gpotai2001@hotmail.com

Tijuana:
STD
Av Ferrocarril Sonora #3780 L-C
Col 20 de Noviembr
Tijuana, Mexico

FOR USA SUPPORT:
ViewSonic® Corporation
381 Brea Canyon Road, Walnut, CA. 91789 USA
Tel: 800-688-6688
http://www.viewsonic.com

Using the Projector Safely

Please read the following Safety Precautions before you start using the projector.

  • Keep this user guide in a safe place for later reference.
  • Read all warnings and follow all instructions.
  • Allow at least 20“ (50 cm) clearance around the projector to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Place the projector in a well-ventilated area. Do not place anything on the projector that prevents heat dissipation.
  • Do not place the projector on an uneven or unstable surface. The projector may fall over, causing personal injury or projector malfunction.
  • Do not use if the projector is tilted at an angle of more than 10° degrees left or right, nor at an angle of more than 15° degrees forwards or backwards.
  • Do not look straight at the projector lens during operation. The intense light beam may damage your eyes.
  • Always open the lens shutter or remove the lens cap when the projector lamp is on.
  • Do not block the projection lens with any objects when the projector is under operation as this could cause objects to become heated and deformed or even cause a fire.
  • The lamp becomes extremely hot during operation. Allow the projector to cool for approximately 45 minutes prior to removing the lamp assembly for replacement.
  • Do not use lamps beyond the rated lamp life. Excessive use of lamps beyond the rated life could cause them to break on rare occasions.
  • Never replace the lamp assembly or any electronic component unless the projector is unplugged.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble the projector. There are dangerous high voltages inside which may cause death if you should come into contact with live parts.
  • When moving the projector, be careful not to drop or bump the projector on anything.
  • Do not place any heavy objects on the projector or connection cables.
  • Do not stand the projector on end vertically. Doing so may cause the projector to fall over, causing personal injury or projector malfunction.
  • Avoid exposing the projector to direct sunlight or other sources of sustained heat. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other devices (including amplifiers) that may increase the temperature of the projector to dangerous levels.
  • Do not place liquids near or on the projector. Liquids spilled into the projector may cause it to fail. If the projector does become wet, disconnect it from the power supply and call your local service center to have the projector serviced.
  • When the projector is under operation, you may sense some heated air and odor from its ventilation grill. It is a normal operation and not a defect.
  • Do not attempt to circumvent the safety provisions of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide and third blade are provided for your safety. If the plug does not fit into your outlet, obtain an adapter and do not attempt to force the plug into the outlet.
  • When connecting to a power outlet, DO NOT remove the grounding prong. Please ensure grounding prongs are NEVER REMOVED.
  • Protect the power cord from being treaded upon or pinched, particularly at the plug, and at the point where it emerges from the projector.
  • In some countries, the voltage is NOT stable. This projector is designed to operate safely within a voltage between 100 to 240 volts AC, but could fail if power cuts or surges of ±10 volts occur. In areas where voltage may fluctuate or cut out, it is recommended that you connect your projector through a power stabilizer, surge protector, or uninterruptable power supply (UPS).
  • If smoke, an abnormal noise, or a strange odor is present, immediately switch the projector off and call your dealer or ViewSonic®. It is dangerous to continue using the projector.
  • Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  • Disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet if the projector is not being used for a long period of time.
  • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

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CAUTION: Possibly hazardous optical radiation is emitted from this product. As with any bright light source, do not stare into the beam, RG2 IEC 62471-5:2015

Glossary of Terms

NOTE: Some terms may not be applicable to your device.

A

Aspect Ratio

Refers to the ratio of the image width to the image height.

B

Brightest Mode

Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is ideal for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the projector in well lit rooms.

Brightness

Adjusts background black levels of the screen image.

C

CEC (Consumer Electronics Control)

Synchronizes power on/off operation via HDMI connection. That is, if a device that also supports CEC function is connected to the HDMI input of the projector, when the projector’s power is turned off, the power of the connected device will also be turned off automatically. When the power of the connected device is turned on, the projector’s power will be turned on automatically.

Color

Adjusts the color saturation.

Color Temperature

Allows users to select specific color temperature settings to further customize their viewing experience.

Contrast

Adjusts the difference between the image background (black level) and the foreground (white level).

F

Focus

Manually improve the clarity of the projected image.

G

Gamma

Allows the user to manually select the greyscale curve of the projector.

H

HDMI

Audio/Video interface used to transmit video and audio via a single cable.

HDMI Range

Allows the user to select HDMI greyscale range between 0~255 (full range) , 16~240 (limited range) or Auto by the signal type detected.

HDR (High-Dynamic Range)

Keeps the brightness level and enhances details on the dark level.

High Altitude Mode

Optional mode for users who live in an environment between 1,500 m and 3,000 m above sea level, and the temperature is between 5° C and 25° C. Activating it will improve projector cooling and performance.

I

Information

Displays the timing mode (video signal input), the projector model number, the serial number, and the ViewSonic® website URL.

Input Select

Toggles between the various input options that are available for the projector.

K

Keystone

The distortion of an image caused by projecting it onto an angled surface.

L

Light Source Level

Use Normal or Eco mode to adjust the brightness level and power consumption.

M

Movie Mode

A Picture Mode appropriate for playing colorful movies, video clips from digital cameras, or DVs through the PC input. Best for a low light environment.

S

Sharpness

Adjusts the picture quality of the monitor.

Troubleshooting Common Problems

Problem or Issue Possible Solutions
The projector does not turn on
  • Ensure the power cord is properly attached to the projector and to the power outlet.
  • If the cooling process has not completed, please wait until it has finished then try to turn on the projector again.
  • If the above does not work, try another power outlet or another electrical device with the same power outlet.
  • Check that the battery has remaining power, or needs external power.
There is no picture
  • Ensure the video source cable is connected properly, and that the video source is turned on.
  • If the input source is not selected automatically, select the correct source with the Source key on either the projector or the remote control.
The image is blurry
  • Adjusting the Focus Ring will help correctly focus the projection lens.
  • Ensure the projector and screen are aligned properly. If necessary, adjust the height of the projector as well as the projection angle and direction.
The remote control does not work
  • Ensure there are no obstacles between the remote control and projector; and that they are within 8 m (26 ft) of each other.
  • The batteries may be out of power, please check and replace if necessary.
The projector/system is frozen and will not respond
  • Using a paper clip, carefully insert it into the Reset button at the rear of the projector to reset the device.

Maintaining the Projector

General Precautions

  • Make sure the projector is turned off and the power cable is unplugged from the power outlet.
  • Never remove any parts from the projector. Contact ViewSonic® or a reseller when any part of the projector needs replacing.
  • Never spray or pour any liquid directly onto the case.
  • Handle the projector with care, as a darker-colored projector, if scuffed, may show marks more clearly than a lighter-colored projector.

Cleaning the Lens

  • Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
  • If the lens is still not clean, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe the surface.
CAUTION: Never rub the lens with abrasive materials.

Cleaning the Case

  • Use a soft, lint-free, dry cloth to remove dirt or dust.
  • If the case is still not clean, apply a small amount of non-ammonia, non-alcohol based, mild non-abrasive detergent onto a clean, soft, lint-free cloth, then wipe the surface.
CAUTION: Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner, or other chemical detergents.

Storing the Projector

If you intend to store the projector for an extended period of time:

  • Ensure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the recommend range.
  • Retract the adjuster foot completely.
  • Remove the batteries from the remote control.
  • Pack the projector in its original packaging or equivalent.

Disclaimer

  • ViewSonic® does not recommend the use of any ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners on the lens or case. Some chemical cleaners have been reported to damage the lens and/or case of the projector.
  • ViewSonic® will not be liable for damage resulting from use of any ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners.