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Sony - LCD - 800 x 600 - 2000 lumen - Portable

Priced to bring excellent brightness and advanced features within reach. It is ideal for a number of applications, especially for education and small - medium business. The control panel is located on the top of the unit and features large user-friendly keys for quick and easy setup. And, maintenance is made easy with Sony's synchronized lamp replacement and filter cleaning at 3000 hours. It allows presenters to display a transcription of the audio portion from video sources to provide inter... Read more


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VPL-E Series
Affordable Compact Projectors

Bright, Stylish, and Easy to Use The Affordable VPL-E Series of Data Projectors is an Excellent Choice for Both Education and Business
Sonys VPL-E Series data projectors are extremely affordable and ideal for a number of applications, especially in education and business. These projectors are not only stylish, but they also provide a high brightness of 2600 lumens (VPL-EX70) and 2000 lumens (VPL-EW5/EX7/ES7). Capable of projecting high-quality images, the VPL-EX70 and VPL-EX7 offer native XGA resolution, while the VPL-ES7 offers SVGA resolution. If widescreen projection is desired, the VPL-EW5 offers WXGA resolution. These projectors come equipped with a short focal-length lens enabling large-screen projection from a very short distance. Because these projectors were designed primarily for education and business, they are very easy to use and provide security features such as a password authentication system and a security bar. In addition, they offer a variety of interfaces such as a monitor output, audio output, RS-232C for control (VPL-EW5/EX7/EX70 only), and High-Denition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for digital video projection (VPL-EW5 only). All of these features combine to make the VPL-E Series ideal for both classrooms and conference rooms.


High Picture Quality and Bright Images
By combining a new generation of inorganic LCD panels that utilize Sonys BrightEra technology* with a 3LCD projection system, the VPL-EW5 and VPL-EX70 offer high picture quality and brightness. The VPL-EW5, VPL-EX7, and VPL-ES7 offer native WXGA (1280 x 768), XGA (1024 x 768), and SVGA (800 x 600), respectively, and a brightness of 2000 lumens. And the VPL-EX70 offers native XGA resolution and a higher brightness of 2600 lumens. * BrightEra is a brand name for the category of

LCD panel of the VPL-EW5

LCD panels that have pixels with large aperture ratios and that adopt inorganic alignment layers.
Short Projection Distance
The VPL-E Series projectors come equipped with a short focallength lens, which makes it possible to project images from a short distance. For example, an 80-inch* image can be projected from a distance of approximately 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) and 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) by the VPL-EX70/EX7/ES7 and VPL-EW5, respectively. * Viewable area measured diagonally.

Off & Go

Once a presentation is complete, the VPL-E Series can be moved to the next location immediately by simply turning the projector off and unplugging the AC power cord. There is no need to wait for the fan to turn off.
3LCD Projection Offers Amazing Color Performance
The VPL-E Series adopts the 3LCD projection system that uses three LCD panels. This system allows the projector to present bright and natural images. It provides high light transmission + and excellent color reproduction with high color light output. It also provides smooth gradients in dark areas, and even ++ helps prevent color breakup or the rainbow effect.
High Security (Control Panel Key Lock, Password Authentication System, Security Bar, and Kensington Lock)
Both a control panel key lock and a password authentication system are available in the VPL-E Series to help prevent unauthorized use of the projector. Also, a built-in security bar or Kensington lock can be used to help prevent theft.
Color light output is a metric that measures a projectors ability to deliver color. Developed by color scientists using the same approach as light output (brightness) measurement, color light output provides a simple, accurate, and easy-to-understand way to evaluate a projectors color performance. The rainbow effect may appear as blurring or the separation of colors. It can only be seen in images projected by 1-chip sequential color projection systems.

Unique Body Design

The VPL-E Series adopts a unique design with a body shape that broadens towards the front. In addition, the VPL-E Series projects images upwards on the screen and therefore requires minimal tilt adjustment.

Other Features

(VPL-EW5/EX70 only)

Remote Commander unit

Input Flexibility (Multiscan Converter)
The VPL-E Series accepts a wide variety of video input signals from standard denition (SD) to high denition (HD). These include composite, S-Video (Y/C), and analog RGB/ component via the HD D-sub 15-pin interface, and digital video via the HDMI, (VPL-EW5 only). In addition, the unit can accept computer signals from VGA up to SXGA+ (1400 x 1050).
* Requires an optional ceiling-mount kit.

ofces for details.

Please contact your local Sony sales


10 5/8 (269) 12 3/8 (314) 12 3/8 (314) 2 5/8 (69.5)

10 5/8 (269)

0.63-inch SVGA LCD panel, 1,440,000 (800 x 600 x 3) pixels
Video: 500 TV lines, RGB: 800 x 600 pixels


Remote General Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight Power requirements Power consumption Operating temperature Operating humidity Storage temperature Storage humidity Supplied accessories
Approx. 12 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches (314 x 109 x 269 mm) (excluding projection parts) Approx. 6 lb 10 oz (3.0 kg) Approx. 6 lb 6 oz (2.9 kg) AC 100 to 240 V, 2.6 to 1.1 A, 50/60 Hz Max. 260 W, standby: Approx. 3 W 32 to 95 F (0 to 35 C) 35 to 85% (no condensation) -4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C) 10 to 90% (no condensation)
AC 100 to 240 V, 2.4 to 1.0 A, 50/60 Hz Max. 240 W, standby: Approx. 3 W
Remote Commander (1), Lithium battery CR2025 (1), HD D-sub 15-pin cable (1.8 m) (1), Security label (1), CD-ROM (Operating instructions) (1), Quick reference manual (1), Safety regulations (1), Carrying case (1), Lens cap (1), AC power cord (1), Warranty card (1)
* Video-In-Audio and Input-A-Audio signals share the same stereo mini jack with the VPL-EX7 and VPL-ES7. Video-In-Audio, Input-A-Audio, and Input-B-Audio signals share the same stereo mini jack with the VPL-EX70.
Sony Electronics Inc. 1 Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656
2009 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Features and specications are subject to change without notice. All non-metric weights and measurements are approximate. Sony, BrightEra, and Remote Commander are trademarks of Sony. HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Denition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

DI-0182 (MK10555V1)

Printed in USA (3/09)


Disposal of the used lamp For the customers in the USA Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance ( Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. For the customers in Taiwan only
For kundene i Norge Dette utstyret kan kobles til et ITstrmfordelingssystem.

Table of Contents

Precautions... 5 Notes on Installation and Usage. 6 About the Preset Memory No.32 The SET SETTING Menu.33 The MENU SETTING Menu.35 The INSTALL SETTING Menu.36 The INFORMATION Menu.38


Features... 9 Location and Function of Controls. 10 Top/Right Side/Front. 10 Rear/Bottom. 10 Control Panel.. 12 Connector Panel.. 14 Remote Commander. 15


Replacing the Lamp.40 Cleaning the Air Filter..42
Others Projecting the Picture
Installing the Projector. 17 Connecting the Projector.. 18 Connecting a Computer. 18 Connecting a VCR. 19 Projecting... 20 Turning Off the Power. 22 Troubleshooting..43 Messages List..45 Specifications..47 Installation Diagram..52 Floor Installation (Front Projection).52 Ceiling Installation (Front Projection).54 Dimensions..56 Index..58

Hot and humid

Very dusty, extremely smoky locations
Avoid installing the unit in a location where the temperature or humidity is very high, or the temperature is very low. To avoid moisture condensation, do not install the unit in a location where the temperature may rise rapidly.
Locations subject to direct cool or warm air from an air-conditioner
Avoid installing the unit in a very dusty or extremely smoky environment. Otherwise, the air filter will become obstructed, and this may cause a malfunction of the unit or damage it. Dust preventing the air passing through the filter may cause a rise in the internal temperature of the unit. Clean the air filter whenever you replace the lamp.

Unsuitable Conditions

Do not use the projector under the following conditions.
Installing the projector in such a location may cause a malfunction of the unit due to moisture condensation or a rise in temperature.
Do not stand the unit upright on one side
Avoid using the unit standing upright on its side. It may cause malfunction.
Near a heat or smoke sensor
Malfunction of the sensor may occur.
Do not tilt the unit to the right or left
Avoid tilting the unit to an angle of 15, and avoid installing the unit in any way other than placing it on a level surface or suspending from the ceiling. Such an installation may cause color shading or shorten the lamp life excessively.
Do not block the ventilation holes

Usage at High Altitude

When using the projector at an altitude of 1,500 m or higher, turn on High Altitude Mode in the INSTALL SETTING menu. Failing to set this mode when using the projector at high altitudes could have adverse effects, such as reducing the reliability of certain components.
Avoid using a thick-piled carpet or anything that covers the ventilation holes (exhaust/ intake); otherwise, internal heat may build up.

Notes on Use

Note on carrying the projector The unit is manufactured using highprecision technology. When transporting the unit stored in the carrying case, do not drop the unit or subject it to shock, as this may cause damage. When storing the unit in the carrying case, disconnect the AC power cord and all other connecting cables or cards, and store the supplied accessories in a pocket of the carrying case. Note on the screen When using a screen with an uneven surface, a striped pattern may rarely appear on the screen depending on the distance between the screen and the projector or the zooming magnification settings used. This is not a malfunction of the projector.
Do not place a blocking object just in front of the lens

Even when the projector is mounted on the ceiling, you can clean the air filter easily because it is located at the side. Clean the filter at the same time as you replace the lamp.

Short focal lens

The projection distance is very short, approximately 2.4 m (7.9 feet), when projecting an 80-inch image, which allows projection on a larger screen even in a limited space.

Security Functions

Security lock This function makes it possible to prevent projection of a picture on the screen unless the required password is entered when the projector is turned on.
Location and Function of Controls

Top/Right Side/Front


qf qg qh

a Ventilation holes (exhaust) b Lens
Remove the lens cover before projection.
c Front remote control detector d Control panel
For details, see Control Panel on page 12.

Security bar

e Zoom ring
Adjusts the picture size.

p Security lock

Connects to an optional security cable (from Kensington). Web page address:

f Focus ring

Adjusts the picture focus.
g Ventilation holes (intake)/Air filter cover h Adjusters (fore pad) i Lamp cover j Adjuster k Connector Panel
For details, see Connector Panel on page 14.
To maintain optimal performance, clean the air filter whenever you replace the lamp.
For details, see Cleaning the Air Filter on page 42.

l AC IN socket

Connects the supplied AC power cord.
m Adjuster adjustment button
For details, see Using the adjuster on page 21.

n Speaker o Security bar

An anti-theft chain or wire (commercially available) can be connected to it. If it is difficult to pull out, pull out the Security bar using a screwdriver.

Control Panel

a ?/1 (On/Standby) key
Turns on the projector when the projector is in standby mode. To turn off the power, press the ?/1 key twice according to the message or hold the ?/1 key for about one second. Lights up or flashes under the following conditions: Lights in red when the AC power cord is plugged into a wall outlet. Once the projector is in standby mode, you can turn it on with the ?/1 key. Flashes in red when the temperature becomes high inside the projector, or when the projector fails to operate. Lights in green when the power is turned on, and when it is ready to operate. Flashes in green from the time when the projector is turned on until the projector is ready to operate. Also, flashes in green while the cooling fan is running after the power is turned off with the ?/1 key. The fan runs for
about 90 seconds after the power is turned off. Lights in orange when the power saving mode is on. For detail, see page 22.

b INPUT key

Selects an input signal. The input signal will change whenever you press the key.

c ENTER/v/V/b/B (Arrow) keys
Used to enter the settings of items in the menu system, select a menu, or make various adjustments.

d LAMP/COVER indicators

Flashes in orange under the following conditions: A repetition rate of 2 flashes when the lamp cover or air filter cover is not secured firmly. A repetition rate of 3 flashes when the lamp has reached the end of its life or reaches a high temperature.

For detail, see page 45.

e MENU key
Displays the on-screen menu. Press again to clear the menu.


Cuts off the picture. Press again to restore the picture.

Connector Panel




a VIDEO IN connector

S VIDEO (mini DIN 4-pin): Connects to the S video output of video equipment. VIDEO (phone type): Connects to the video output of video equipment.

c INPUT A connector

RGB (HD D-sub 15-pin, female): Inputs a computer signal, video GBR signal, component signal, or DTV signal depending on the connected equipment. Connects to the output connector of equipment using the supplied cable or an optional cable. For details, see Connecting a Computer on page 18 and Connecting a VCR on page 19.

b AUDIO INPUT connector

Inputs audio signal attached to the image from INPUT A, INPUT B (VPL-EX70 only) or VIDEO.

d INPUT B connector

RGB connector (HD D-sub 15-pin, female) (VPL-EX70 only): Inputs a computer signal. Connects to the output connector of equipment using the supplied cable or an optional cable.

Remote Commander

The keys that have the same names as those on the control panel function identically.


e OUTPUT connector
MONITOR (HD D-sub 15-pin female): Connects to the input connector of the monitor. Only the computer signal on the current channel is output from among the signals connected to INPUT A or INPUT B (VPL-EX70 only). AUDIO (stereo minijack): Connects to the active speaker. Adjust the volume with VOLUME +/ on the remote commander. When VIDEO, S VIDEO or INPUT A is selected, the output audio is the signal input to AUDIO INPUT.

0 qa qs




qd qf qg qh qj

This function is not provided in this projector.
f REMOTE RS-232C connector (Dsub 9-pin female) (VPL-EX70/ EX7 only)
Connects to the connector of the computer when you operate the projector from the computer.
b INPUT key c MENU key d ENTER/v/V/b/B (Arrow) keys e RESET key
Resets the value of an item to its factory preset value or returns the enlarged image with D ZOOM key to its original size. This key functions when the menu or a setting item is displayed on the screen.


g D ZOOM (Digital Zoom) +/ key
Enlarges the image at a desired location on the screen. (Digital Zoom function)
h VOLUME +/ key i Infrared transmitter j ?/1 (On/Standby) key

k USB key

l APA (Auto Pixel Alignment) key
Automatically adjusts a picture to its clearest while a signal is input from a computer. For details, see Smart APA in The SET SETTING Menu on page 33.

m LENS key

Install the lithium battery.
n KEYSTONE (Trapezoidal distortion correction) /TILT key
Adjusts the vertical trapezoidal distortion of the image. Pressing this key, the adjustment menu are displayed. Use the arrow keys (v/V/b/B) for adjustment.

Face the + side up.

Put the lithium battery holder back into the Remote Commander.


Cuts off the sound. Press again to restore the sound.

q FREEZE key

Freezes the projected picture. To cancel the frozen picture, press the key again. This function is available when the PC signal is input.
Notes on the lithium battery A button type lithium battery (CR2025) is used in the Remote Commander. Do not use batteries other than CR2025. Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children. Should the battery be swallowed, immediately consult a doctor. Notes on Remote Commander operation Make sure that nothing obstructs the infrared beam between the Remote Commander and the remote control detector on the projector. Aim the Remote Commander at the front of the remote control detector or the screen. The operation range is limited. The shorter the distance between the Remote Commander and the remote control detector is, the wider the angle within which the commander can control the projector becomes.
Before using the Remote Commander
Pull out the clear film from the lithium battery holder.

To replace a battery

Pull out the battery cover by a thin stick inserting to a hole, as shown the illustration.

B Projecting the Picture

Installing the Projector
The distance between the lens and the screen varies depending on the size of the screen. Use the following table as a guide.


Projecting the Picture
Distance between the screen and the center of the lens
* Adjuster not stretched, and the V Keystone function has been done.
Unit: m (feet) Projected image size (diagonal) (inches) Minimum Distance Maximum Distance 40 1.1 (3.6) 1.4 (4.6) 80 2.3 (7.5) 2.8 (9.2) 100 2.9 (9.5) 3.5 (11.5) 150 4.4 (14.4) 5.2 (17.1) 200 5.8 (19.0) 7.0 (23.0) 250 7.3 (24.0) 8.8 (28.9) 300 8.8 (28.9) 10.5 (34.5)
There may be a slight difference between the actual value and the design value shown in the table above.
For details on installation, see Installation Diagram on page 52.

Connecting the Projector

When you connect the projector, make sure to:
Turn off all equipment before making any connections. Use the proper cables for each connection. Insert the cable plugs firmly; loose connections may increase noise and reduce performance of picture signals. When pulling out a cable, be sure to pull it out by the plug, not the cable itself.

To connect a computer

Rear side VPL-EX70

Connecting a Computer

This section describes how to connect the projector to a computer. For more information, refer to the computers instruction manual.
to monitor output Computer

to audio input

1 HD D-sub 15-pin cable (supplied) 2 Stereo audio connecting cable (not supplied) (Use a no-resistance cable.)
For stereo audio connection, connect the stereo audio connecting cable to the AUDIO INPUT connector. The projector accepts VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+, WXGA signals. However, we recommend that you set the output mode of your computer to SVGA (VPL-ES7) or XGA (VPL-EX70/EX7) mode for the external monitor. If you set your computer, such as a notebook computer, to output the signal to both your computers display and the external monitor, the picture of the external monitor may not
appear properly. Set your computer to output the signal to only the external monitor.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your computer.
1 Stereo audio connecting cable (not supplied) (Use a no-resistance cable.) 2 Video cable (not supplied) or S-Video cable (not supplied)
To connect to a video GBR/ Component output connector
To connect a Macintosh computer equipped with a video output connector of a type having two rows of pins, use a commercially available plug adaptor.

Connecting a VCR

This section describes how to connect the projector to a VCR. For more information, refer to the instruction manuals of the equipment you are connecting. To connect to a video or S video output connector

The digital zoom icon appears in the center of the image.

Digital zoom icon

Move the icon to the point on the image you want to enlarge. Use the arrow key (v/V/b/B) to move the icon. Press the D ZOOM + key again.
The portion of the image where the icon is located is enlarged. The enlargement ratio is displayed on the screen for a few seconds. By pressing the + key repeatedly, the image size (ratio of enlargement: max. 4 times) increases.
Use the arrow key (v/V/b/B) to scroll the enlarged image.
To return the image to its original size Press the D ZOOM key. Just pressing the RESET key returns the image back to its original size immediately.
To freeze the image projected (Freeze function)
Press the FREEZE key. Freeze appears when the key is pressed. This function works when a signal from a computer is input. To restore the original screen, press the FREEZE key again.
B Adjustments and Settings Using a Menu

Using a MENU

The projector is equipped with an on-screen menu for making various adjustments and settings. Display items

Input signal indicator

Use the v or V key to select a menu, then press the B or ENTER key.

Select an item.

Use the v or V key to select the item, then press the B or ENTER key. The setting items are displayed in a popup menu or in a sub menu.
Pop-up menu Menu Setting items Selected input signal

Input A

Input signal setting indicator Picture adjustment menu


Status: L a n g u ag e : M e nu Po s i t i o n : S t a r t U p I m ag e On English To p l e f t Bottom Left Center To p R i g h t Bottom Right
Input signal indicator Shows the selected input channel. x is displayed when no signal is input. You can hide this indicator using Status on the MENU SETTING menu. Input signal setting indicator For Input-A: Shows Auto or Input-A Signal Sel. setting on the SET SETTING menu. For Video/S-Video input: Shows Auto or the Color System setting on the SET SETTING menu.
Sub menu Menu Setting items


ADJUST PICTURE Contrast: Brightness: Gamma Mode: C o l o r Te m p. :
S t a n d a rd Graphics High

Press the MENU key.

The menu appears. The menu presently selected is shown as a yellow button in the column on the left.


S m a r t A PA : Auto Input Search: Input-A Signal Sel.: Color System: Pow e r S av i n g : Pa n e l Key L o ck : C C D i s p l ay : Lamp Timer Reset On Off Component Au t o Off Off Off


Make the setting or adjustment of an item.
When changing the adjustment level: To increase the number, press the v or B key. To decrease the number, press the V or b key. Press the ENTER key to restore the previous screen. When changing the setting: Press the v or V key to change the setting. Press the ENTER or b key to restore the previous screen.

To clear the menu

Press the MENU key. The menu disappears automatically if a key is not pressed for one minute.
To reset items that have been adjusted
Select the item that you want to reset, and then press the RESET key on the Remote Commander. Complete! appears on the screen and the setting of the item that you have selected is reset to its factory preset value. Items that can be reset are: Contrast, Brightness, Color, Hue and Sharpness on the Adjust Picture. menu of the PICTURE SETTING menu Dot Phase, H Size, and Shift on the Adjust Signal. menu of the INPUT SETTING menu

Storage of the settings

The settings are automatically stored in the projector memory when the ENTER key is pressed.

If no signal is input

If there is no input signal, Cannot adjust this item. appears on the screen.

Unadjustable items

Items that cannot be adjusted, depending on the input signal, are not displayed on the menu. For details, see page 39.


The PICTURE SETTING menu is used for adjusting the picture or volume. Items that can be adjusted or set depend on the kind of input signals. For details, see Input signals and adjustable/setting items on page 39.
Picture Mode Adjust Picture. Vo l u m e : S t a n d a rd
Setting items Picture Mode


Initial setting
Selects the picture mode. Set according to Dynamic: Emphasizes the contrast to produce a the input signal dynamic picture. Standard: Selects for the standard picture. Game: Select for viewing game picture. Living: Select for viewing sports, music, digital video camera picture. Cinema: Select for viewing film-like picture. Presentation: Makes the picture suitably bright for a presentation when the signal is input from a computer. The unit can store the setting values of the following sub menu items for each picture mode separately. Adjusts the picture contrast. Adjusts the picture brightness. Adjusts color intensity. Adjusts color tones. The higher the setting, the more greenish the picture becomes. The lower the setting, the more purplish the picture becomes. 50 50
Adjust Picture. Contrast Brightness Color Hue


30 Adjusts the picture sharpness. The higher the setting, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the setting, the softer the picture becomes. Selects a gamma correction curve. Graphics Graphics: Improves the reproduction of halftones. Photos can be reproduced in natural tones. Text: Contrasts black and white. Suitable for images that contain lots of text.

Gamma Mode

Setting items Color Temp.
Functions Adjusts the color temperature. High: Makes white colors bluish. Middle: Makes white part of the picture natural white. Low: Makes white colors reddish.

Initial setting Set according to the input signal
DDE (Dynamic Selects the mode to play the input video signal Film according to the material. Detail Off: Plays back the interlace format without Enhancer) conversion. Progressive: Plays back the video picture of the interlace format converting to progressive. Film: Plays back a smooth picture in a software of 22, 2-3 pull-down type like a movie. When other than the software of 2-2, 2-3 pull-down type is played back, it is automatically switched to "Progressive". Volume Adjusts the volume. 30


The INPUT SETTING menu is used to adjust the input signal. When the signal is input from a computer
Setting items Adjust Signal. Dot Phase
Functions Adjusts the dot phase of the LCD panel and the signal output from a computer. Adjust the picture further for finer picture after the picture is adjusted by pressing the APA key. Adjusts the horizontal size of a picture output from a computer. Adjust the setting according to the dots of the input signal. For details, see page 50.
Initial setting Set according to the input signal Adjustments and Settings Using a Menu

H Size

Set according to the input signal
Adjusts the position of the picture. Set according to H adjusts the horizontal position of the picture. the input signal V adjusts the vertical position of the picture. As the setting for H increases, the picture moves to the right, and as the setting decreases, the picture moves to the left. As the setting for V increases, the picture moves up, and as the setting decreases, the picture moves down. Use the b or the B key to adjust the horizontal position and the v and V key for the vertical position. You can set the aspect ratio of the picture to be displayed for the current input signal. This item is enabled only when an video signal (preset memory numbers 1 to 11) is input. 4:3: Makes the aspect ratio 4:3. 16:9: Select to view a picture squeezed. Zoom: Select to enlarge the original picture without distorting the aspect ratio. (Only when a preset memory number 1 to 6 is input.) Set according to the input signal
Aspect (When the video signal is input)
Setting items Aspect (When the PC signal is input)
You can set the aspect ratio of the picture to be Set according to displayed for the current input signal. This item is the input signal enabled only when an PC signal (preset memory numbers 21 to 63) is input. Full 1: Displays a picture vertically or horizontally to fill the screen without changing the aspect ratio of the original picture. Full 2: The original image is projected fully in the window. Normal: Displays the picture while matching one pixel of input picture element to that of the LCD. The picture will be clear but the picture size will be smaller.
For Aspect, some of the Aspect setting items are not displayed on the screen according to the input signal. Note that if the projector is used for profit or for public viewing, modifying the original picture by switching to the wide mode may constitute an infringement of the rights of authors or producers, which are legally protected.

Panel Key Lock

CC Display

Lamp Timer Reset

Press the APA key when the full image is displayed on the screen. If the projected image includes a black portion around it, the APA function will not work properly and some parts of the image may not be displayed on the screen. - You can cancel the adjustment by pressing the APA key again while Adjusting appears on the screen. - The picture may not be adjusted properly depending on the type of input signal. - Adjust the Dot Phase, H Size, and Shift items on the INPUT SETTING menu when you adjust the picture manually. If the input signal is not displayed correctly when the input A signal classifying is set to Auto, set it to conform the input signal. Closed Captioning is not displayed in the following cases: - while you are adjusting the volume with VOLUME +/- on the remote commander - while you are operating on-screen menus - while Please replace the Lamp. is displayed on the screen


The MENU SETTING menu is used for changing the menu displays.
Setting items Status (on-screen display)
Functions Sets up the on-screen display. When set to Off, turns off the on-screen displays except for the menus, a message when the power is turned off, and warning messages. Selects the language used in the menu and on-screen displays. The languages available are: English, Nederlands, Franais, Italiano, Deutsch, Espaol, Portugus, , Svenska, Norsk, , , , , , and. Selects the display position of the menu from Top Left, Bottom Left, Center, Top Right, and Bottom Right.

Initial setting On

English Adjustments and Settings Using a Menu

Menu Position


Start Up Image

On: Displays the Start Up Image in the window after On turning on the power. Off: Does not displays the Start Up Image in the window after turning on the power.


The INSTALL SETTING menu is used for changing the settings of the projector.


V Key s t o n e : Au t o I m ag e F l i p : Off B a ck g ro u n d : Blue Lamp Mode: S t a n d a rd High Altitude Mode: O f f S e c u r i t y L o ck : Off D i r e c t Pow e r O n : O f f
Setting items V Keystone (VPL-EX70 only)
Corrects the trapezoidal distortion caused by the projection Auto angle. Select Auto for automatic correction, or Manual for manual correction using the v/V/b/B keys. When the bottom of the trapezoid is longer than the top : Sets a lower value. When the top of the trapezoid is longer than the bottom : Sets a higher value. Corrects the trapezoidal distortion caused by the projection 0 angle using the v/V/b/B keys on the Remote Commander. When the bottom of the trapezoid is longer than the top : Sets a lower value. When the top of the trapezoid is longer than the bottom : Sets a higher value. Flips the image on the screen horizontally and/or vertically. Off HV: Flips the image horizontally and vertically. H: Flips the image horizontally. V: Flips the image vertically. Off: The image does not flip. Selects the background color of the screen when no signal is input to the projector. Select Black or Blue. Normally, set to Blue. Sets the lamp brightness used during the projection. High: Illuminates the projected image brightly. Standard: Reduces fan noise and power consumption. The brightness of the projected image will be lower compared with the High setting. Set to On when the projector is used at an altitude of 1,500 m or higher. Turns on the projectors security lock function. When set to On, turns on the security lock function, which locks the projector once a password has been set. For details, see Security Lock on page 24. Blue

V Keystone (VPL-EX7/ES7 only)

Image Flip


Lamp Mode

High Altitude Mode Security Lock

Off Off

Off Direct Power On Set to On if you are using a circuit breaker to turn the power on/off the entire system. You can turn the power on/ off without pressing the power key on the projector.
The picture quality may deteriorate when the V Keystone function is used, because it is an electrical correction. If you set High Altitude Mode to On at an altitude of under 1,500 m, the reliability of the lamp may be reduced.

Notes on VPL-EX70

The auto V Keystone adjustment may not correct the trapezoidal distortion perfectly, depending on the room temperature or the screen angle. If you need fine adjustment when V Keystone is set to Auto, press the KEYSTONE key on the control panel or the remote commander, and change the value. The setting mode will be temporarily changed to Manual from Auto. If you want restore the Auto setting, first switch the V Keystone setting to Manual, then return it to Auto. When you want to apply the fine adjustment value the next time, change the V Keystone setting to Manual from Auto.


The INFORMATION menu displays the model name, serial number, the horizontal and vertical frequencies of the input signal and the cumulated hours of usage of the lamp.

Model name


VPL-EX70 fH: fV:

Lamp Timer:
Serial No. 3 48,47kHz 60,00Hz No.23 1024xH
Serial number Memory number of an input signal Signal type
Setting items fH fV Lamp Timer
Functions Displays the horizontal frequency of the input signal. The displayed value is approximate. Displays the vertical frequency of the input signal. The displayed value is approximate. Indicates how long the lamp has been turned on.
These are only displayed on the screen. You cannot alter the display, and these is no setting to be altered.
Input signals and adjustable/setting items
Some of the items in the menus cannot be adjusted depending on the input signal as indicated in the following tables. The items that cannot be adjusted are not displayed in the menu. PICTURE SETTING menu
Item Video or S-Video (Y/ C) Picture Mode Adjust Picture. Contrast Brightness Color Hue Component Input signal Video GBR Computer

Pin assignment

INPUT A connector (HD D-sub 15-pin, female)
RS-232C connector (D-sub 9 pin, female) (VPL-EX70/EX7 only)
Power supply input for DDC GND GND DDC/SDA HD VD DDC/SCL


INPUT B connector (HD D-sub 15-pin, female) (VPL-EX70 only)

Preset signals

Memory Preset signal No. Video 60 Hz Video 50 Hz 480/60i 575/50i 480/60p 575/50p 1080/60i 1080/50i 720/60p 720/50p 60 Hz 50 Hz 480/60i 575/50i 480/60p (Progressive component NTSC) 575/50p (Progressive component PAL) 1035/60i, 1080/60i 1080/50i 720/60p 720/50p VGA mode 1 VGA VESA 85 Hz PC-9801 Normal VGA mode 2 VGA VESA 85 Hz VGA mode 3 Macintosh 13" VGA VESA 72 Hz VGA VESA 75 Hz VGA VESA 85 Hz SVGA VESA 56 Hz SVGA VESA 60 Hz SVGA VESA 72 Hz SVGA VESA 75 Hz SVGA VESA 85 Hz Macintosh 16" XGA VESA 60 Hz XGA VESA 70 Hz XGA VESA 75 Hz XGA VESA 85 Hz SXGA VESA 70 Hz SXGA VESA 75 Hz SXGA VESA 85 Hz Sunmicro LO fH (kHz) 15.734 15.625 15.734 15.625 31.470 31.250 33.750 28.130 45.000 37.500 31.469 37.861 24.823 31.469 37.861 31.469 35.000 37.861 37.500 43.269 35.156 37.879 48.077 46.875 53.674 49.724 48.363 56.476 60.023 68.677 63.995 67.500 77.487 61.795 fV (Hz) 59.940 50.000 59.940 50.000 60.000 50.000 60.000 50.000 60.000 50.000 70.086 85.080 56.416 70.086 85.080 59.940 66.667 72.809 75.000 85.008 56.250 60.317 72.188 75.000 85.061 74.550 60.004 70.069 75.029 84.997 70.019 75.000 85.057 65.960 Sync S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y H-pos, V-neg H-pos, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg V-neg H-neg V-neg H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-neg, V-neg
Memory Preset signal No. 63
fH (kHz) SXGA VESA 60 Hz SXGA VESA 75 Hz SXGA VESA 60 Hz SXGA VESA 75 Hz SXGA VESA 85 Hz 60.000 75.000 63.974 79.976 91.146 65.317 47.776 44.772 44.720 55.935 49.702
fV (Hz) 60.000 75.000 60.013 75.025 85.024 59.978 59.870 59.885 59.799 59.887 59.810
Sync H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-pos

1280 1024

1280 800
SXGA+ 60 Hz WXGA 60Hz WXGA 60Hz 1360 768/900/800/60
When a signal other than the preset signals shown above is input, the picture may not be displayed properly. When an SXGA+ signal is input, the image may extend beyond the edges of the screen. In this case, input a signal with no black edges around the image, and disconnect and reconnect the cable or select the input signal by pressing the INPUT key. If the resolution of the input signal is different from the panel resolution, the input signal is not displayed in its own resolution, and letters or lines may be uneven.

Unit: mm (inches) PS a N (47 1/4) (70 7/8) 2040 (80 3/8) (95) 2720 (107 1/8) (118 5/8) 3410 (134 3/8) (142 5/8) 4090 (161 1/8) (178 3/8) 5120 (201 5/8) (214 1/4) 6140 (241 7/8) (237 7/8) 6830 (269) (297 3/4) 8540 (336 3/8) (357 1/4) 10250 (403 5/8)

M 1350 (53 1/4) x b

Based on the calculation formula given below. Free
a(N) = {(PS 29.415) 1.03} - 32.0 + 16.4 a(M) = {(PS 35.283) 0.97} - 32.0 + 16.4 x = b + {PS 5.073 + (a+ 32.0 - 16.4) 0.07344 - 2.3 + 72.5}
The alphabetical letters in the charts and calculation methods indicate the following. PS: projected image size measured diagonally (inches) a: distance between the hole (front) for mounting a projector suspension support on bottom surface of this projector and the center of the screen b: distance between the projector suspension support mounting surface on bottom of this projector and the ceiling x: distance between the center of the screen and the ceiling N: minimum M: maximum


314 (12 3/8) 69.5 (2 5/8)

Center of the projector

72.2 (2 7/8)
109 (4 3/8) Unit: mm (inches) Unit: mm (inches)

269 (10 5/8)

109 (4 3/8)

314 (12 3/8)

Adjust Picture.. 29 Air filter... 42 Aspect.. 31, 32 Auto Input Search.. 33
unsuitable installation..6
Lamp Mode..36 Lamp replacement..40 Lamp Timer..38 Lamp Timer Reset..34 Language..35 selecting the menu language.23 Lens..11 Location and function of controls connector panel.14 control panel..12 rear/bottom..10 Remote Commander..15 top/right side/front.10
Background.. 36 Batteries.. 16 Brightness.. 29
CC Display... 34 Color.. 29 Color System.. 33 Color Temp.. 30 Connecting a computer.. 18 Connecting a VCR.. 19 Contrast... 29
Menu clearing the menu display..28 INFORMATION Menu..38 INPUT SETTING menu..31 INSTALL SETTING menu..36 MENU SETTING menu..35 PICTURE SETTING menu..29 SET SETTING menu..33 using a menu..27 Menu Position..35 Message List caution..46 warning..45
DDE... 30 Digital Zoom function.. 25 Direct Power On.. 36 Direct power On/Off function.. 25 Dot Phase.. 31
fH (Horizontal Frequency).. 38 fV (Vertical Frequency). 38

Optional accessories..48

Gamma Mode.. 29
Panel Key Lock..34 Picture Mode..29 Pin assignment...49 Power turn on..20 Power Saving..34 Presentation..25 Preset Memory No..32 Projecting..20
H Size.. 31 High Altitude Mode.. 36 Hue... 29
Image Flip.. 36 Input-A Signal Sel.. 33 Installation.. 17 notes.. 6 unsuitable conditions.. 7
Remote Commander..15 front remote control detector..10 location and function of controls.15
Reset resetting an item..28 RS-232C connector..49
Screen size..17 Security bar..11 Security Lock.24, 36 Security lock..11 Sharpness..29 Shift..31 Smart APA..33 Specifications..47 Start Up Image..35 Status..35 Supplied accessories..48


Technical specifications

Full description

Priced to bring excellent brightness and advanced features within reach. It is ideal for a number of applications, especially for education and small - medium business. The control panel is located on the top of the unit and features large user-friendly keys for quick and easy setup. And, maintenance is made easy with Sony's synchronized lamp replacement and filter cleaning at 3000 hours. It allows presenters to display a transcription of the audio portion from video sources to provide interpretive information to viewers who wish to access it. The VPL-ES7 accepts a wide variety of input signals from standard to high definition including composite video, S-Video and analog RGB/component via an HD D-sub 15-pin connector. No need to turn out the lights! The VPL-ES7 delivers a color light output of 2000 lumens, bright enough to be clearly seen in normal room lighting. Listeners can take notes and follow along with handouts. Password protection helps prevent unauthorized usage. The control panels can be locked preventing inadvertent or unauthorized adjustments. And there's even a Kensington -style lock port for physical locking. Highly portable could mean easily lost, but Sony built in features to protect you. Simply turn off the projector, unplug the power cord and GO! In today's fast pace world, you have to keep moving! The VPL-ES7 displays an 80 inch image from approx. 8 feet away. Get the bigger picture even in a small classroom or cozy conference room!

Device TypeLCD projector
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Width12.4 in
Depth10.6 in
Height4.3 in
Weight6.4 lbs
Projector / Panel
Image Brightness2000 ANSI lumens
Image Brightness (Reduced)1500 ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio350:1
Image Size40.2 in - 300 in
Throw Ratio1.5:1 - 1.7:1
ResolutionSVGA (800 x 600)
Native Aspect Ratio4:3
Max Sync Rate (V x H)92 Hz x 92 kHz
Lamp TypeUHP 190 Watt
Lamp Life Cycle3000 hour(s) / 4000 hour(s) (economic mode)
Controls / AdjustmentsKeystone correction
FeaturesClosed Caption
Projector Lens System
Lens ApertureF/1.65-1.93
Zoom TypeManual
Zoom Factor1.2x
Keystone Correction DirectionVertical
Vertical Keystone Correction-30 / +30
Video Input
Analog Video FormatSECAM, PAL, PAL-N, PAL-M, NTSC 4.43, PAL 60, NTSC 3.58
Analog Video SignalRGB, S-Video, composite video, component video
Video Modes575/50i, 575/50p, 1080/60i, 480/60p, 720/60p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 480/60i
Video Output
Analog Video SignalRGB
Audio Output
TypeSpeaker(s) - integrated
Sound Output ModeMono
Output Power / Channel1 Watt
Speaker(s)1 x mixed channel
Input Device
TypeRemote control - external - wireless
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces1 x S-video input - 4 pin mini-DIN 1 x composite video input - RCA 1 x component video / RGB input - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x RGB output - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x audio line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
Included AccessoriesCarrying case, lens cover
Cables Included1 x VGA cable
Security FeaturesPassword protection
Compliant StandardsFCC Class B certified, CE, IC Class B, VCCI, C-Tick, cUL, NOM, SASO, EMC, PSB, EK, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, JEITA
Power DevicePower supply - internal
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational240 Watt
Power Consumption Operational ( Standby )3 Watt
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature95 °F
Humidity Range Operating35 - 85%
Sound Emission33 dB
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberVPLES7
GTIN04905524563771, 00027242761926



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