Optoma Projector Setup Tips

Updated March 23, 2017

Optoma specialises in offering consumers and businesses high-quality digital projection equipment for entertainment or informational purposes. As of 2009, Optoma offers at least 20 different models of projectors for a variety of media needs. Proper use of projection equipment begins with the proper set-up procedures. You can dramatically reduce the risk of encountering technical issues if you properly set up your Optoma projector prior to use.

Connecting Media

Use the proper input/output cables to connect different media that are to be transmitted through the Optoma projector. Laptops and desktop computers can be connected to an Optoma projector with a DVI-to-DVI cable or a VGA cable. Connect television cable boxes with an S-video cable. You can also connect a DVD player to the projector with a composite video cable.

Purchase any cable adaptors your media appliances may need to connect to your Optoma projector. Ensure that your projector is connected to a reliable power source.

Ceiling Mount

Install the Optoma ceiling mount provided with your projector. Not all Optoma models offer a ceiling mount option. Often you can utilise third-party ceiling mounts. Refer to your model-specific user guide for detailed specifications required of third-party mounts.

Avoid installing your Optoma projector near a vent used for air conditioning or heating. Extreme temperatures can cause technical failure during projector operation.

Projector Height

Adjust the height of your Optoma projector to properly display images onto a projection screen. Place the Optoma projector on a surface approximately 12 feet away from the projection screen or install it into the ceiling mount. Turn on the projector and wait for the picture to appear. Adjust your projector's height either by utilising the elevator button found on the remote or rotating the adjustable feet found on the bottom of some Optoma models. If the picture is horizontally off-centre, move the projector to the left or right to compensate.

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