Panasonic PT-L557U Projector user manual


LCD Projector

Please read these instructions completely before operating this LCD Projector.

LSQTO137 (A)

Things You Should Know

Caution: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

FCC Warning: To assure continued FCC compliance, use only the provided grounded power supply cord and prevent undesirable interference, use only the provided shielded VGA cable with 2 ferrite cores while connecting

LCD to computer and all other connecting cables should be shielded. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate this equipment.

Declaration of Conformity

Model Number:

Trade Name:

Responsible party:

Telephone number:

Matsushita Electric Corporation of America.

One Panasonic Way Secaucus New Jersey 07094


This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


On your purchase of one of the most sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, were sure it will bring you and your family years of service enjoyment. Please take time to fill in the information below. The serial number is on the tag located on the back of your LCD Projector. Youll want to keep this manual handy as your convenient LCD Projector information source. For your own protection and prolonged operation of your LCD Projector, please be sure to read the Important Safeguards carefully, before use.

Date of Purchase

Dealer Purchased From

Dealer Address

Dealer Phone No.

Serial No.

Table of Contents

Things You Should Know

Important Safeguards

LCD Projector Features

Contents of LCD Projector Box

Product Information

Turning the power on and off

Screen Requirements

Standard Setting-up Positions

Adjusting the Lens

Displaying the on-screen menu screens

Setting-up Positions and Changing the Projection Method

Basic LCD Projector Operation

Selecting the Picture Mode

Adjusting the Picture to the Desired Setting

Adjusting the White Balance

Selecting the Image Quality

Using the Auto Setup Feature

Adjusting the Image Position, Horizontal Size, Phase

Using Other Useful Functions

System Configuration example

Projecting PC-Card (ATA Flash Card) Data

Saving the Image Data to a PC-Card (applies to LCD Projector only)

JPEG Viewer Feature

Status Code Display Indications

Removing and Attaching the Carrying Handle

Cleaning the Air Filter

Lamp Replacement

Before Requesting Service


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Important Safeguards

CAUTION: Please read all of these instructions before you operate your LCD

Projector. Save these instructions for future reference.

Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This LCD Projector has been engineered and manufactured to meet applicable safety standards. But IMPROPER USE CAN RESULT IN POTENTIAL ELECTRICAL SHOCK

OR FIRE HAZARDS. In order not to defeat the safeguards incorporated into this LCD Projector, observe the following basic rules for its installation, use and servicing.

Unplug the LCD Projector from the wall outlet before cleaning.

Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the LCD Projector unit. If the unit is very dirty, wet a cloth with neutral detergent, squeeze it tight, wipe the unit with it, and finish by wiping with a dry cloth. Do not use a chemical duster or polisher-cleaner because it can adversely affect the unit and peel the paint