MBH 438 Classroom Instructions
In this classroom you can watch a DVD and Blu-ray video. You can also project from a laptop using a VGA cable or an HDMI cable, control the lighting, volume, audio mute, aspect ratio and the screen from the touch panel.
Turning System On - Touch the screen to begin; this will take you to the Main Menu. The selection for sources is at the top of the touch panel screen. The button along the sides of the screen will help control other aspects of the room and image. When you select a source it will turn the projector on and lower the screen.
Lights - You can control the lights in this room from the buttons on the left side of the panel, there are 3 lighting options, Lights On is full on, Lights Medium is for note taking during a presentation, and Lights Off are used for showing a film.
Front Lights – These are in front of the chalkboard/screen, it might improve the projected image while keeping the room comfortably lit. Press the button to turn off and again to turn on.
Side Lights – These lights are in front of the screen, it will improve the projected image. Press the button to turn off and again to turn on.
Help - If you have problems at any time, you can press the Help? button, this will give you the number to the Helpdesk. A phone is available near to the podium.
Aspect Ratio – This will change the projected image from regular 4:3 to a widescreen 16:9. Widescreen setting is recommended for high definition computers and Blu-ray videos. To change it back, press the button again.
Screen - The screen can be controlled with the Screen Up and Screen Down buttons.
Audio Mute – This icon is available on each source screen. It will mute the sound. To unmute, press the icon again.
Volume - The volume can be adjusted with the dial under the touch panel screen.
Projecting from VGA - Press the laptop icon on the top of the touch panel screen. Connect the VGA cable to your laptop. If you are using a Mac you will need the appropriate adapter (dongle). You should have projection. If you do not have projection go to the Troubleshooting section of this document.
Projecting from HDMI - Press the HDMI icon at the top of the touchscreen. Connect the HDMI cable to your laptop. If you are using a Mac you will need the appropriate adapter (dongle). You should have projection. If you do not have projection go to the Troubleshooting section of this document.
Watching a Blu-ray - Press the Blu-ray icon at the top of the touch panel screen. Insert your disk and press play. You can control the Blu-ray player from the touch panel. It will play, stop, fast forward, rewind, skip forward, skip back, pause, and eject.
AUX - This connection is on the rack with the red, white, and yellow jacks, this is for other devices you might need such as an additional VCR, Laser Disc player, etc.
Turning System Off - On the bottom right of all the touch panel screens is the red Power System Off button. Press this; a confirmation screen will pop up. Press the green Yes button to confirm you want to turn the system off. All devices in the rack will turn off, the projector will turn off and the screen will go up when you press this button.
Troubleshooting - For troubleshooting tips, go to go/troubleshoot. or contact the Helpdesk at x2200.