How to Adjust a Sharp Projector: 5 Steps - MakeSureHow
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Sharp projectors include dozens of different options for adjusting and customizing the images you see on the screen. These range from zoom levels and color settings to aspect ratios and the projector's power consumption. It's a good idea to know what you can adjust yourself before it's time for an important presentation. Regardless of which model you are using, Sharp projectors use the same process for adjustment.

Steps

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    Physical Adjustments: The legs under the front of the projector are used to adjust the height of the projected image. Each leg has an adjustment lever above it to extend or retract the legs as needed, up to a nine-degree angle. You can also turn the legs, screwing them up or down, to make fine adjustments. Angling the projector upwards makes the image on the screen look like a trapezoid or keystone, rather than square. You can compensate for this by using the Keystone button on the remote control.
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    Picture Modes: Sharp projectors use an Auto Sync feature to automatically optimize images on the screen. You can turn this feature off pressing the "Auto Sync" button on the remote to adjust the picture yourself. You can then go to the Picture menu, found by pressing the "Menu/Help" button on the remote, and select any of the five pre-programmed picture modes on the top of the screen: Standard, Presentation, Movie, Game and SRGB. Presentation mode, for example, brightens portions of the image for presentation. Game mode makes images sharper. SRGB enhances color if the source images use RGB color.
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    Manual Image Adjustments:The Picture menu also gives you options to manually tailor the images as needed, provided Auto Sync has been turned off. Available adjustments include Contrast, Bright, Color, Tint and Sharp, as well as Red, Blue or Brilliant Color. You can navigate to each of these settings and then change its level by pressing the arrow buttons on the remote. It's difficult to see the effect of the adjustments you make while the Picture menu is covering the screen. If you press the "Enter" button after selecting an option like "Tint," the rest of the menu disappears from the screen so you can adjust the tint while watching the changes on the screen.
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    Adjusting Image Shape and Position: The Resize button on the remote control enables you to change the size and aspect ratio on the screen. The number of available options is determined by the source image. You can, for example, stretch an image with a 4:3 aspect ratio to a widescreen image on the screen, but you can't make a widescreen image appear square on the screen. After pressing the "Resize" button, you can also move the image up and down on the screen by using the left and right arrows on the remote to move the image up and down on the screen. To zoom in on a portion of the image, press the "Magnify" button on the remote and use the arrow buttons to move the magnified portion as needed. Pressing the "Return" button cancels magnification.
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    Adjusting Projector Functions: Projector functions, including Auto Sync, Standby Mode, Transmission Speeds and other settings, can be adjusted using the Projector Function (Prj-Adj) settings available from the Main menu. You can also adjust the audio settings and fan speed and manage the projector's Standby mode from this same menu. To reduce power consumption, you can push the "Eco+Quiet" button, located on the bottom center of the remote. This also reduces the noise of the cooling fan and increases the life of the projector's bulb.

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