Middlebury

Video And Computer Projection 4

Using The Control Panel


The control system for audio-visual equipment in this room is a button system augmented with remote control devices. An overview of your interaction with the system:

1. Turn on power to the equipment in the rack by pressing the top of the toggle switch labeled POWER.
2. Lower the projection screen manually.
3. Use the Panasonic remote to turn on power to the projector.
4. Press the touch buttons to activate the equipment you want to use. The button selected will glow red.
5. Turn on power to the amplifiers by depressing the POWER button in the middle of the amplifier. A blue light will glow around the button to indicate power is on.
6. To adjust the volume of audio output, turn the Volume knobs to each speaker clockwise to increase the volume and counter clockwise to lower the volume.
7. When you are finished:
a. Turn the projector off with the Panasonic remote control to extend the life of the projector bulb.
b. Remove your media from the DVD/VCR, if you have used either device.
c. Turn off power to the equipment in the rack by pressing the bottom of the toggle switch labeled POWER.
d. Turn off power to the amplifiers by pressing the POWER button on the amplifier.
e. Raise the projection screen manually.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to extend the life of the electronic equipment.

Projection From Your Computer

It is critical to the success of projecting a computer image that you follow this procedure in the order outlined below.
1. Connect your computer to the computer input cable set on top of the equipment rack.
Please note that your computer should be in full shutdown mode (not in Sleep mode) when you make cable connections.
• Projection of the computer image requires the 15-pin cable.
• Computer sound amplification requires the mini-stereo cable which is part of the above cable.
2. If you need network access, plug your computer into the red network jack above the equipment rack.
3. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Control Panel.
4. Press the COMP button on the control panel.
5. Start your computer (note that a Macintosh G3 must be started after the projection system).
• If the projection screen does not mirror your computer screen, see the section What To Do If Your Computer Doesn’t Project.
• If your computer projects on the screen but you cannot access the network, see the section What To Do If Your Computer Can’t Access The Network.
6. Turn on power to the amplifiers by depressing the POWER button in the middle of the amplifier. A blue light will glow around the button to indicate power is on.
7. To adjust the volume of audio output, turn the Volume knobs to each speaker clockwise to increase the volume and counter clockwise to lower the volume.
8. When you are finished, please return the room to its former condition:
a. Turn the projector off with the Panasonic remote control to extend the life of the projector bulb.
b. Remove your media from the DVD/VCR, if you have used either device.
c. Turn off power to the equipment in the rack by pressing the bottom of the toggle switch labeled POWER.
d. Turn off power to the amplifiers by pressing the POWER button on the amplifier.
e. Raise the projection screen manually.
Notes: It is important that everything is turned off to extend the life of the electronic equipment.


What To Do If Your Computer Doesn’t Project


You may have to manipulate your computer so it will send its display to the projection system:


On A Windows Computer


Press and hold "Fn" and press the function key that controls monitor selection to cycle between input options. The function key is F2, F3, F5, F7, or F8 on most PCs — it will be marked with CRT/LCD or a monitor icon (Computer input media 1.jpg or Computer input media 2.jpg). The input options are:• Video output going to the computer monitor only.
• Video output going to the computer monitor and to the projection screen.
• Video output going to the projection screen only.


On A Macintosh Computer Using OS X


1. Click on the Mac Apple Menu icon.PNG apple menu and click System Preferences. The System Preferences window opens.
2. Click Displays.PNG. The Color LCD window displays.
3. In the Resolution field, you will see a variety of resolution options. Click to select one of the options. Note: There may be several options including 640 x 480, 800 x 600, and 1024 x 768. Do not select anything larger than 1024 x 768, the larger the number, the smaller the image projected. Anything above 1024 x 768 will not be easily readable.
4. Click the close button to close the Color LCD window.

What To Do If Your Macintosh OS X Computer Can’t Access The Network 


1. Click on the apple menu Mac Apple Menu icon.PNG and click System Preferences. The System Preferences window opens.
2. Click Mac network icon.PNG. The Network control panel opens.
3. From the Show drop-down list, select Built-in Ethernet. Alternatively, look in the list of network icons on the left and select the Ethernet or Built-in Ethernet
4. Click Renew DHCP Lease.
5. Close the System Preferences window.


What To Do If Your Windows Computer Can’t Access The Network


TCP/IP based services (such as web access), require your laptop to have an IP address which it gets by querying Middlebury’s DHCP server during startup. The server gives the querying computer a set of configuration parameters valid for the location of the computer called a lease, which it can use for a set period of time. When the lease expires, the Windows computer requests a new lease.
When you move a laptop with a valid lease from one sub-network to another it will not request new data from the server and the data may be invalid for your new location. For instance, in Bicentennial Hall, each floor is in a different subnet and computers must have different configuration parameters. So you should perform the following procedure whenever you move your computer from one location to another even if you think you have not changed sub-networks.

  1. Click Start and select Run from the pop-up menu; the Run dialog box will open.
  2. In the Open text box, type "cmd".
  3. Click OK. The command.com window opens.
  4. Release and renew IP information for all adaptors on a Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP computer:
    • At the prompt, type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
    • At the prompt, type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
    • At the prompt, type exit and press Enter. The command window closes.

Projection From The DVD Player

1. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Control Panel.
2. Press the DVD button on the control panel.
3. Press Eject button media.jpg(Open/Close) on the DVD player and load the media into the player.
4. Press Eject button media.jpg(Open/Close) on the DVD player again to close it.
5. Use the Sungale remote control for viewing your video.
6. Turn on power to the amplifiers by depressing the POWER button in the middle of the amplifier. A blue light will glow around the button to indicate power is on.
7. To adjust the volume of audio output, turn the Volume knobs to each speaker clockwise to increase the volume and counter clockwise to lower the volume.
8. To activate the DVD menu, press the Menu button on the remote control, the menu on the disc will display on the projection screen.
a. Touch the directional buttons to move around the menu.
b. Press the Enter button to select the desired menu item when it is highlighted.
9. When you are finished:
a. Turn the projector off with the Panasonic remote control to extend the life of the projector bulb.
b. Remove your media from the DVD.
c. Turn off power to the equipment in the rack by pressing the bottom of the toggle switch labeled POWER.
d. Turn off power to the amplifiers by pressing the POWER button on the amplifier.
e. Raise the projection screen manually.
Note: It is important that everything is turned off to extend the life of the electronic equipment.

Projection From The VCR

1. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Control Panel.
2. Press the VCR button on the control panel.
3. Load the video into the VCR; it will begin to play automatically, if the cassette’s tab is broken.
4. Use the Sharp remote control for viewing your video.
5. Turn on power to the amplifiers by depressing the POWER button in the middle of the amplifier. A blue light will glow around the button to indicate power is on.
6. To adjust the volume of audio output, turn the Volume knobs to each speaker clockwise to increase the volume and counter clockwise to lower the volume.
7. When you are finished:
a. Turn the projector off with the Panasonic remote control to extend the life of the projector bulb.
b. Remove your media from the VCR.
c. Turn off power to the equipment in the rack by pressing the bottom of the toggle switch labeled POWER.
d. Turn off power to the amplifiers by pressing the POWER button on the amplifier.
e. Raise the projection screen manually.
Note: It is important that everything is turned off to extend the life of the electronic equipment.

Projection From Auxiliary Equipment

A special set of input receptacles labeled Aux Inputs is located in the equipment rack. Use them to connect other audio/visual sources such as U-Matic, Beta or multi-standard type VCRs such as PAL or SECAM compatibles. The projector is compatible with all current video standards.
1. Connect your equipment using special audio and video interconnection cables (contact Media Services) to a special set of receptacles located in the equipment rack.
2. Refer to the device manual for set-up and operating instructions.
3. Follow steps 1-3 in the section Using The Control Panel.
4. Press the Aux Video button to use the auxiliary video source.
5. Turn on power to the amplifiers by depressing the POWER button in the middle of the amplifier. A blue light will glow around the button to indicate power is on.
6. To adjust the volume of audio output, turn the Volume knobs to each speaker clockwise to increase the volume and counter clockwise to lower the volume.
7. When you are finished:
• Turn the projector off with the Panasonic remote control to extend the life of the projector bulb.
• Remove your media from the VCR.
• Turn off power to the equipment in the rack by pressing the bottom of the toggle switch labeled POWER.
• Turn off power to the amplifiers by pressing the POWER button on the amplifier.
• Raise the projection screen manually.
Note: It is important that everything is turned off to extend the life of the electronic equipment.


Trouble Shooting

If there is no picture: • Reselect the input device on the control panel.
• Press the Play button on the relevant remote control device.
• Computers may require adjustment of video mirroring. See the section What to do if Your Computer Doesn’t Project.
If there is no sound: • Reselect the input device on the control panel.
• Press the POWER button for the amplifier. A blue ring glows around the button when the amplifier is on.
• To adjust the volume of audio outp

Getting Help

Call the Helpdesk at x2200 for assistance with problems in this classroom.

 

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