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    Model No.PT-D995U
    Operating Instructions1-60
    Read these instructions completely before operating this unit.
    							Dear Panasonic Customer:
    This instruction booklet provides all the necessary operating information that you might require. We hope it will
    help you to get the most performance out of your new product, and that you will be pleased with your Panasonic
    D-ILA projector.
    The serial number of your product may be found on its back. You should note it in the space provided below and
    retain this booklet in case service is required.
    Model number: PT-D995USerial number:
    To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove
    cover. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
    This projector is equipped with a 3-blade grounding-
    type plug to satisfy FCC rules. If you are unable to
    insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electri-
    CAUTION: Changes or modification not approved
    by Panasonic could void the user’s authority to
    operate the equipment.
    NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found
    to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
    pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
    are designed to provide reasonable protection
    against harmful interference when the equipment is
    operated in a commercial environment. This
    equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
    frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
    accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
    harmful interference to radio communications.
    Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
    likely to cause harmful interference, in which case
    the user will be required to correct the interference
    at his own expense.
    About burning-in of the D-ILA device
    Do not allow the same still picture to be projected for a long
    time or an abnormally bright video picture to be projected.
    Do not project video images with high-intensity or high-
    contrast on a screen. The video image could be burned into
    the D-ILA device.
    Use special care when projecting video games or computer
    program images. There is no problem with ordinary video-
    cassette playback images.
    Electrical energy can perform many useful functions.
    This unit has been engineered and manufactured to
    assure your personal safety. But IMPROPER USE CAN
    FIRE HAZARD. In order not to defeat the safeguards
    incorporated into this product, observe the following
    basic rules for its installation, use and service. Please
    read these “Important Safeguards” carefully before use.
    All the safety and operating instructions should be read
    before the product is operated.
    The safety and operating instructions should be
    retained for future reference.
    All warnings on the product and in the operating
    instructions should be adhered to.
    All operating instructions should be followed.
    Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
    Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a
    damp cloth for cleaning.
    Do not use attachments not recommended by the
    product manufacturer as they may be hazardous.
    Do not use this product near water. Do not use
    immediately after moving from a low temperature to
    high temperature, as this causes condensation, which
    may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
    Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand,
    or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury
    to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product.
    The product should be mounted according to the
    manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mount
    recommended by the manufacturer.
    When the product is used on a cart,
    care should be taken to avoid quick
    stops, excessive force, and uneven
    surfaces which may cause the product
    and cart to overturn, damaging
    equipment or causing possible injury to
    the operator.
    Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
    ventilation. These ensure reliable operation of the
    product and protect it from overheating. These
    openings must not be blocked or covered. (The
    openings should never be blocked by placing the
    product on bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface. It should
    not be placed in a built-in installation such as a
    bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided
    and the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered
    For proper ventilation, separate the product from other
    equipment, which may prevent ventilation and keep
    distance more than 50 cm (19-3/4”).
    							SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (Cont.)
    This product should be operated only with the type of
    power source indicated on the label. If you are not
    sure of the type of power supply in your home, consult
    your product dealer or local power company.
    This product is equipped with a three-wire plug. This
    plug will fit only into a grounded power outlet. If you
    are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact
    your electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not
    defeat the safety purpose of the grounded plug.
    Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are
    not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
    upon or against them. Pay particular attention to cords
    at doors, plugs, receptacles, and the point where they
    exit from the product.
    For added protection of this product during a lightning
    storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
    long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
    disconnect the cable system. This will prevent damage
    to the product due to lightning and power line surges.
    Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or
    convenience receptacles on other equipment as this
    can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
    Never push objects of any kind into this product through
    openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points
    or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric
    shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
    Do not attempt to service this product yourself as
    opening or removing covers may expose you to
    dangerous voltages and other hazards. Refer all
    service to qualified service personnel.
    Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer
    service to qualified service personnel under the
    following conditions:
    a) When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
    b)If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen on
    the product.
    c)If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
    d) If the product does not operate normally by
    following the operating instructions. Adjust only
    those controls that are covered by the Operation
    Manual, as an improper adjustment of controls may
    result in damage and will often require extensive
    work by a qualified technician to restore the product
    to normal operation.
    e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in
    any way.
    f) When the product exhibits a distinct change in
    performance – this indicates a need for service.
    When replacement parts are required, be sure the
    service technician has used replacement parts
    specified by the manufacturer or with same
    characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
    substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other
    Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
    product, ask the service technician to perform safety
    checks to determine that the product is in proper
    operating condition.
    The product should be placed more than one foot away
    from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
    stoves, and other products (including amplifiers) that
    produce heat.
    When connecting other products such as VCR’s, and
    personal computers, you should turn off the power of
    this product for protection against electric shock.
    Do not place combustibles behind the cooling fan. For
    example, cloth, paper, matches, aerosol cans or gas
    lighters that present special hazards when over heated.
    Do not look into the projection lens while the
    illumination lamp is turned on. Exposure of your eyes
    to the strong light can result in impaired eyesight.
    Do not look into the inside of this unit through vents
    (ventilation holes), etc. Do not look at the illumination
    lamp directly by opening the cabinet while the
    illumination lamp is turned on. The illumination lamp
    also contains ultraviolet rays and the light is so powerful
    that your eyesight can be impaired.
    Xenon gas is enclosed with high pressure inside the
    light-source lamp (lamp unit) of this projector. If you
    drop or impart a shock to the lamp, or discard it as is,
    there is the possibility of explosion, leading to personal
    injury. Use special care when handling the lamp. For
    any unclear points, consult your product dealer.
    Use only the accessory cord designed for this product
    to prevent shock.
    The power supply rating of this product is 120 V AC,
    and the power cord normally supplied with it
    conforms to that power supply voltage.
    When used on a different power supply voltage, the
    power cable must be changed. Use only the power
    cord designated by our dealer to ensure Safety and
    EMC requirement.
    Consult your product dealer.
    Power cord
    Power supply voltage: 120 V AC
    							SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (Cont.)
    *DO NOT allow any unqualified person to
    install the unit.
    Be sure to ask your dealer to install the unit
    (eg. attaching it to the ceiling) since special technical
    knowledge and skills are required for installation.
    If installation is performed by an unqualified person, it
    may cause personal injury or electrical shock.
    Controls and Features
    Front Side /Top Surface / Right Side8
    Left-hand side9
    Bottom Surface10
    Control Panel11
    Connector Panel13
    Remote Control Unit15
    Installing Batteries16
    Installing the Projector17
    Precautions for installation17
    Projection Distance and Screen Size18
    Relationship between Projection Distances and
    Projection Screen Sizes19
    Effective Range and Distance of the Remote
    Control unit20
    Connecting to Various Devices21
    Signals that Can Be Input to the Projector21
    Connecting to Video Devices 22
    Connecting to Hi-Vision Devices 22
    Connecting to Other Devices
    Connecting to Devices which Control the
    Projector 23
    Connecting to Computer Devices
    Connecting the Power Cord (Supplied)26
    When Turning On the Devices Connected to the Projector
    Basic Operations 28
    1. Turning on the Power 28
    2. Selecting the video input to be projected29
    3. Adjusting the screen size 29
    4. Adjusting focus 30
    5. Adjusting sound volume 30
    For Operating Other Functions
    Operating the Setting Menu 33
    Making Basic Settings33
    Operating the Main Menu 34
    Configuration of the Main Menu34
    Operating the Main Menu (Basic Operation of the
    Main Menu) 36
    Changing the Color System37
    Changing the Language Display38
    Adjusting the Pixel Clock39
    Adjusting the Screen Position40
    Adjusting Picture Quality41
    Adjusting Sound Quality44
    Setting and Adjusting Other Functions
    Changing (Setting) the Source48
    Replacing the Light-Source Lamp50
    Resetting the Lamp Use Time52
    Cleaning and Replacing the Filter53
    The following accessories are included with this projector. Check for them; if any item is missing, please contact your
    Remote control unit (TNQE168)AAA/R03-size dry cell battery (x2)Power cord
    (for checking operation)[approx. 2.5 m (8.2 ft)]
    Personal computer connection cable
    [approx. 2 m (6.56 ft)]
    (D-sub, 3-row 15 pin)
    Conversion adapter for Mac
    (for Macintosh)AV connection cable
    [approx. 1.5 m (4.92 ft)]Audio cable
    [approx. 3 m (9.84 ft)]
    (3.5 mm dia. stereo mini plug)
    BNC-RCA conversion plug
    							Controls and Features
    Front Side /Top Surface / Right Side
    Control panel
    For details, refer to “Control Panel” (page 11).
    Adjustable foot (for adjusting upper/lower angles)
    It is adjusted to be level when shipped from the factory.
    Turning to extend the foot allows adjustment up to + 7°.
    Exhaust vents
    Vents for cooling fans through which warm air comes out.
    Do not block the exhaust vents, or heat builds up inside,
    possibly causing a fire. Also, do not touch the vents, or this
    could cause a low-temperature burn.
    Carrying handle
    Raise this handle when carrying the projector.
    How to use the carrying handleBuilt-in speaker (left)
    Extend Shorten
    Built-in speaker (right)
    Projection lens, which is an electrically driven, approx. 1.5
    x zoom lens. Before projection, remove the lens cap.
    Carrying handle
    Lens cap
    The cap has a string attached and the string is fixed to the projector when shipped from the factory. It is recommended
    that the cap be fitted on to prevent the lens becoming dirty
    when the projector is not used.
    When carrying the projector, do not shock it. Be careful to
    keep its balance.
    Do not carry it while the light source lamp is on or the cooling
    fan is operating. This could cause personal injury.Remote sensor
    When operating with the remote control, aim it toward this
    sensor. You can also operate the remote control by pointing
    it to a screen and allowing the remote sensor to receive
    the reflected light.
    							Controls and Features (cont.)
    Left-hand side
    AC IN (power input) terminal
    This is the power input terminal where the supplied powercord is connected. For details, refer to page 26.
    Adjustable foot (for horizontal angle adjustment)
    It is set at the shortest position when shipped from the
    factory Turn the foot to make the projector level. Adjustment
    can be made in the range of + 1.5° and – 1.5° from the
    MAIN POWER switch
    This is the main power switch. When it is turned on, the
    projector goes into stand-by state, and the STAND BY
    indicator on the control panel comes on.
    ON: The main power turns on.
    OFF: The main power turns off.
    Connector panel
    For details, refer to “Connector Panel” on page 13. horizontal position.
    Extend Shorten
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    							Controls and Features (cont.)
    Bottom Surface
    Air intake area (filter)
    Air is taken in through this area to cool the light-sourcelamp. If this area is blocked or if something that obstructs
    taking in or exhausting air is placed around the projector,
    heat may build up inside and could cause a fire. For details,
    refer to “Precautions for Installation” on page 17.
    Opening for replacing the light-source lamp
    For replacing the light-source lamp, refer to “Replacing the
    Light-Source Lamp” on page 50.
    Fixing foot
    Be careful as paper, cloth or soft cushion could be drawn in
    if placed nearby Do not block the intake area, or heat may
    build up and could cause a fire.
    Clean the filter periodically. For details, refer to ‘Cleaning and Replacing the Filter” on page 53.
    Deposition of dirt on the filter works to reduce the cooling
    effect, causing heat to build up inside, which could cause a
    fire or malfunction.
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