Equipment Instructions – Sanyo and Panasonic projectors

In the classrooms the remote control should be kept in the front cabinet with the audio and video equipment. It says Sanyo or Panasonic on them. 


To project an image from the VCR or DVD

  1. Point the remote at the projector on the ceiling and press the power button. The red light on the bottom of the projector will dim. When the 30 second countdown is finished the projector will be ready.
  2. Press the button marked “input” to change the source. With the projectors in Kropf Center, just choose between video and computer by pressing the appropriately named button. After a couple of seconds the name of the input should be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. It will be on the input that was last used. By pressing “input” you will cycle back and forth between the video input and the computer input. Select the one you want, in this case, video.
  3. Turn on the audio amp and select Video as the input. Make sure the red “tape” light is not on. If it is, press the “tape” button to turn it off. Also make sure the selector for “Speakers A” is on and not “Speakers B”.
  4. Insert the video tape or DVD into the player. Press play,ffw, rwd, etc., as desired. The Sanyo remote does not control the VCR, DVD or volume.
  5. When finished, turn off the projector with the remote and put it back in the cabinet. (When you press the power button button the first time on the remote, it will ask you again if you want to turn off the projector, so you will have to press the power button again. The red light on the projector will then brighten as it cools itself down.)

Turn off any other equipment in the cabinet that you turned on.


To project an image from the computer

  1. If the projector is not already on, point the remote at the projector on the ceiling and press the power button. The red light on the bottom of the projector will dim.
  2. Press the button marked “input” to change the image source, or with the Kropf Center remote controls, just choose “computer” or “video”. After a couple of seconds the name of the input should be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. If the computer is not already turned on, turn it on and the computers image will be projected on the screen.
  4. When finished, turn off the projector with the remote and put it back in the cabinet. (When you press the power button button the first time on the RC, it will ask you again if you want to turn off the projector, so you will have to press the power button again. The red light on the projector will then brighten as it cools itself down.)

Lighting and Other Notes

  • If you want to “leave” your presentation temporarily but don’t want to turn the projector on and off, press the “No Show” button on the remote. The screen will go black and you can talk without distraction or use the OH projector. When you are ready to use the Sanyo projector again, simpley press the “No Show” button again.
  • The D-Zoom button allows you to zoom in on different parts of the image.
  • For most presentations you can leave most of the lights on, although you may want to turn off the front row of lights. The “Dwight principle” says that the darker the room is the more likely students are to fall asleep.
  • Ask Gary if you have any questions or would like a demonstration of the Epson projector.