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Documentations for H1

Safety Instructions

Important Safety Instruction

1. Do not block any ventilation openings. To ensure reliable operation of the projector and to protect from over heating, it is recommended to install the projector in a location that does not block ventilation. As an example, do not place the projector on a crowded coffee table, sofa, bed, etc. Do not put the projector in an enclosure such as a book case or a cabinet that restricts air flow.

2. Do not use the projector near water or moisture. To reduce the risk of fire and/or electric shock, do not expose the projector to rain or moisture.

3. Do not install near heat sources such as radiators, heaters, stoves or any other apparatus such as amplifiers that emits heat.

4. Clean only with dry cloth.

5. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

6. Do not use the unit if it has been physically damaged or abused.

Physical damage/abuse would be (but not limited to):

  • Unit has been dropped.
  • Power supply cord or plug has been damaged.
  • Liquid has been spilled on to the projector.
  • Projector has been exposed to rain or moisture.
  • Something has fallen in the projector or something is loose inside.

Do not repair the device yourself. Improper maintenance can result in injuries or damage to the device. Your device must be repaired by an authorised service personnel. Please call SobieTech before you send the unit for repair.

7. Do not let objects or liquids enter the projector. They may touch dangerous voltage points and short out parts that could result in fire or electric shock.

8. See projector enclosure for safety related markings.

9. The unit should only be repaired by appropriate service personnel.

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Intended Use Statement

Operation temperature:

  • For 0 – 2500 ft, 5 – 40 °C
  • For 2500 – 5000 ft, 5 – 35 °C
  • For 5000 – 10000 ft, 5 – 30 °C

Maximum Humidity:

  • Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C, 80%RH (Max.), Non-condensing
  • Storage: -20°C ~ 60°C, 80%RH (Max.), Non-condensing

The ambient operating environment should be free of airborne smoke, grease, oil and other contaminants that can affect the operation or performance of the projector.

Use of this product in adverse conditions will void the product warranty

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Warning

To reduce the risk associated with hazardous voltage:

  • Do not modify this product in any way.
  • Do not attempt to service this projector.
  • There are no user-serviceable parts. Service to be performed only by a SobieTech authorised service provider using SobieTech approved system components.
  • Do not use the wall power supply in a wet environment.
  • Do not use with a damaged wall power supply. Replace damaged part prior to use.

To reduce the risk associated with fire and explosion:

  • Do not immerse the projector in any liquid or allow either to get wet.
  • Use only SobieTech approved power supply.

To reduce the risks associated with choking:

  • Keep all small parts like the remote control battery away from young children and pets.

To reduce the risk associated with hazardous voltage, impact, tripping, and intense visible light:

  • Do not use this projector around unsupervised children.

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Caution

To reduce the risks associated with hearing loss:

  • When a third party earphone is used, be sure to read earphone manufacturer’s instructions with respect to volume level.
  • User is responsible to set a safe volume level.

To reduce the risk associated with environmental contamination:

  • Dispose of all system components in accordance with applicable government regulations.

To reduce the risks associated with LED bright light:

  • Avoid staring/facing directly into the projector beam at all times.
  • Keep your back to the beam as much as possible.
  • A stick or laser pointer is recommended to avoid the need for the user to enter the beam.
  • When projector is used in a classroom, adequately supervise students when they are asked to point out something on the screen.
  • In order to minimise power, use room blinds to reduce ambient light levels.

To reduce the risks associated with tripping and falling:

  • Position the charging cord and data cables so that they are not a tripping hazard

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Automatic Device Temperature Control

This projector include an automatic thermal management controller. If the internal temperature gets too hot, the fan speed will automatically increase (noise increase), if the temperature still continue to growth, the brightness of your projector will decrease and in worst case a warning message will appear to inform you that the projector’s temperature is too high. When the message is displayed, you shall turn off the projector.

This kind of behaviour should not arrive except if the outside temperature is very high (>40°C). In such case return the product to the manufacturer would be recommended.

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Overview

Package Contents

Your projector comes with all the items listed below. Ensure that you have all the items, and contact your local reseller or SobieTech if anything is missing.

  • 1 x Projector
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x Mains Cable (UK 3 Pin Fused Mains Plug/2 Pin Euro Plug, Depends on Shipping Destination)
  • 1 x Metal Bluetooth Remote Control
  • 1 x Remote Control Charging Cable
  • 1 x Optical Zoom Reset Pin

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Browsing the user interface

Navigation for setting menu

Navigation can be done by select keys or air mouse function on the remote.

Navigation by select keys:

  • press the Up/Down/Left/Right keys to make selections on screen.
  • press OK key to go one level down, press Back to go one level up.
  • press Home key to go back to the main screen
  • In the final level, OK accepts a setting and goes back to the last sub menu.

Navigation by the remote’s air mouse function: (like standard mouse operation within Android)

  • First, quickly shake the remote to turn on/off the air mouse function.
  • Select an icon by pointing with the mouse pointer and clicking with the OK key.
  • If there are more contents listed than displayed you can scroll the list by clicking into the list and move up and down without releasing the OK button.
  • Clicking the Back key you can exit the menu and go back to the next top level menu.

Software Keyboard

Notice: To enter text, you can also use standard computer keyboard or mouse. It is possible to use wired models (USB) as well as wireless models with 2.4 GHz USB-connectors.

When you need to enter data, the projector displays a virtual keyboard which allows you to enter text, numbers and punctuation marks, etc.

  1. Select the input field using the Select keys, then press the OK key to display the keyboard or click in the input field using the air mouse.
  2. The software keyboard appears.
  3. Enter the text on the software keyboard.

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Overview of the Menu Functions

  • After switching on the device the main menu appears.
  • Select the desired menu using the Select keys
  • Confirm with OK.
  • By pressing the Home key you will return to the main menu.

 

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Input Source Selection Menu:*

*The input source selection menu is not fully visible on the main menu. To bring up the full input source selection menu, keep pressing the Left direction key to navigate to the very left of the home screen.

  • External Storage* – Display the content of the connected USB media (movies, pictures, music, folder view). *This option is only available when there is an external device connected.
  • Internal Storage – Display the content of the internal memory (movies, pictures, music, folder view)
  • HDMI 1, 2 – Switch to the external video input HDMI.

YouTube – Open the pre-installed YouTube app to stream YouTube video online.

Web – Open an Internet web browser.

Aptoide – Open the pre-installed Aptoide Android App marketplace to browse and download Android Apps.

File Manager – Open the file manager to browse all accessible files.

System Setup – Configure settings for the wished used of the device.

App Manager – Manage (uninstall, force to stop, clean data) all the installed Apps.

WPS Office – Open the pre-installed WPS Office app to manage (open, create, share, duplicate, delete etc.) all accessible Office documents.

HappyCast – Open the pre-installed HappyCast app to manage mirroring (Miracast, AirPlay) settings.

Clean Memory – Force stop all apps running at the background and clean all temporary App data.

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The Bluetooth Remote

Paring the Remote

Turn on the projector, place the remote within 10 cm (4 inches) of the projector. Press the Home + Back keys at the same time on your remote, the back-light indicator will blink in green for 3 seconds, release the keys until the indicator blinks in blue quickly.

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Charge The Remote

When the indicator blinks in red, please connect the remote to the USB port of the projector or a compatible USB wall charger to charge the battery with the supplied USB charging cable. The mains input for the remote is 5V, 0.2 amps.

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Remote Functions

Gravity Sensor Function

Slide the ”fn” key to the right to turn on the gravity sensor. Hold the remote horizontally to use the remote as a game controller when playing motion sensor games. Slide the “fn” key to the left to turn off the gravity sensor.

When the gravity sensor is turned on, mouse function can not be used, and back-light indicator will remains in blue.

Air Mouse Function

Quickly shake the remote to turn on/off the air mouse function.

Menu Key Function

Short press the Menu key to access various functions and settings depending on which screen you are.

Long press (3 seconds) the Menu key to access the Display & Sound settings menu at any time.

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Remote’s Battery Status

When you see the remote’s back-light indicator quickly blinks for 4 times, the remote’s battery is low.

When remote’s back-light indicator quickly blinks 10 times, the battery is critically low and requires immediate charging.

During charging, the remote’s back-light indicator will flash continuously in red. When charging is completed, the indicator will flash in green continuously.

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Sleep Mode

The remote will enter sleep mode after experiencing 10 seconds of inactivity to save power. You can wake the remote by pressing any keys.

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Reset the Remote

If you are experiencing problems with the remote, please use a paper clip to press the pinhole reset button, after the back-light indicator blinks for 3 times, the reset is completed.

SobieTech H1 Remote ResetNote: When the reset is done, please pair the remote control with the projector again.

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Initial Operation

Placing/installing the Projector

Before installing your projector, make sure that the projector is turned off and the power cord is unplugged from the power outlet.

Check that the projection surface is appropriated to the projector. The distance between the projector and the screen determines the actual size of the image.

Screen Size Calculator

Placing/installation Options
To prevent damage to your projector, please do not use third party mounts with the projector as they may cause dangers to the projector/user.

  • Placing on table

You can position the device so that it lies flat on a table in front of the projection surface.

  • Wall-Mount Installation

To mount the device on wall, the optional Tripod Mount Adaptor for H1 and the X-Wall Mount are required.

With the X-Wall mount, the projector can be rotated 360°  horizontally and tilted  8° towards the floor/10° towards the ceiling.

X-Wall Mount Installation Diagram

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  • Floor stand.

You can mount the device on the optional X-Floor mount, the optional Tripod Mount Adaptor is required. With the X-Floor mount, the projector can be rotated by the mount’s 360° Ball Head.

X-Floor Mount Installation Diagram

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  • Ceiling Mount

With compatible ceiling mount, you can mount the projector on ceiling.

When the projector is ceiling mounted, from the home menu, use the remote control to navigate to System Setup>Projection Setup>Projection mode Setup to change the projection mode to ”Lifting installation and front” (when the projector is placing in front of the screen) or ”Lifting installation and Rear” (when the projector is placing at the rear of the screen) .

Though it is highly recommended, it is not absolutely necessary to place the projector in the centre front of the projection surface. The projector’s vertical/horizontal keystone adjustment can compensate for the distortion.

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Turning On The Projector

Connect the DC power connector to the DC Input socket on the rear of the projector.

Plug the power cord to outlet on the wall.

Wait for the blue LED indicator at the front of the projector to light blue and then extinguish.

Slide the lens cover to the left to turn on the projector.

SobieTech H1 Turn On-minThe first time you turn on the device, you should see a on-screen instruction to guide you through the Bluetooth remote pairing, focus adjustment, langue settings and networking settings. Follow those instructions to complete the basic initial system settings.

After the project has been configured for the first time, when the projector is connected to the mains power supply, you can turn on the projector by:

  • Press the Power On/Off key on your remote control.
  • Slide the lens cover to the left.

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Turning off the projector

You can turn off the projector by:

  • Press the Power On/Off key on your remote control.
  • Slide the lens cover to the left.

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Setting up the Language

During the initial configuration, you shall be asked to select the preferred system language. However, if you wish to change the system language at a later stage, from the home menu, go to: System Setup>International Setting>language to set your preferred system language.

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Setting up the time and time zone

  • In order to set the system time, from the home menu, go to: System Setup>General Setup>Set time.
  • In order to set the system time zone, from the home menu, go to: System Setup>International Setting>Time zone to set your preferred system language.

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Connect to the Playback Device

Connecting to Devices with HDMI Output

  1. Switch the device on using the on/off key.
  2. Connect the HDMI cable (not supplied) to the projector’s HDMI socket.
  3. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI socket of the playback device.
  4. From the home screen, press Left select key on the remote control to bring up the signal source menu, select HDMI 1 or 2 depending on the external device is connected.

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Connecting to external USB storage devices with media files

Switch the device on using the on/off key.

Plug the external USB storage device to the USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port of the projector.

From the home screen, press Left select key on the remote control to bring up the signal source menu, select External Storage 1 or 2 depending on the USB port is connected.

From the media manager folder view, select the media file to play and press OK key to play it with the build-in media player.

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Connecting to a home cinema amplifier

Use a S/PDIF optical cable (cable not provided) to connect the DIGITAL AUDIO output on the projector to the input of your home cinema amplifier.

For example, to show digital channels in DTS or DOLBY DIGITAL quality sound.

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Connecting the headphones

  1. Before connecting the headphones, turn down the volume on the device.
  2. Connect the headphones to the projector’s headphone slot. The device speakers deactivate automatically when the headphones are connected.
  3. After connecting the headphones, increase the volume to a comfortable level.

Notice: Danger of Hearing Damage!

Do not use the device over a longer time at high volume – especially when using headphones. This could lead to the risks of hearing damage. Before connecting the headphones, turn down the volume on the device. After connecting the headphones, increase the volume to a comfortable level.

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Mirroring from Android Device

The built-in HappyCast app allows to mirror the screen of an Android device (Android version 4.2+) via the wireless or wired network on the projector’s screen.

For this, both devices must be connected to the same wireless or wired network.

Notice: Audio can not be transmitted to the projector when mirroring from Android device.

Android Mirroring Steps:

  • Download the HappyCast app APK from here.
  • Copy the downloaded HappyCast app APK to your Android Device.
  • Open the HappyCast app APK from your Android Device and install it.
  • Open the HappyCast app from your Android Device.
  • Click the TV icon on the HappyCast app’s home screen, the app will scan all available display devices for mirroring and show a list of all the available diplay devices.
  • Click on the default name of the projector as ”living room” (you can change the device name from System Setup>General>Device Name, a restart is required for device name change), confirm the reminder message to start the mirroring.
  • Click the TV icon on the HapptCast app’s home screen from your Android device to end the mirroring session.

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AirPlay Mirroing

AirPlay allows to mirror the screen of an iOS device (iPad/iPhone/MacBook etc.) via the wireless or wired network on the projector’s screen. Both audio and video from the iOS device will be mirrored to the projector.

For this, both devices must be connected to the same wireless or wired network.

Notice: AirPlay function must be activated on your projector.

Check is AirPlay function is activate by going to the System Setup>Connection Setting>AirPlay.

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AirPlay Mirroring Steps:

  1. From the projector’s home screen, navigate to HappyCast, press OK on your remote to open HappyCast. Wait for the HappyCast app home page displayed on screen.
  2. Click the AirPlay icon in your phone/tablet/laptop, and then choose the projector’s device name. (by default, H1’s device name is ‘living room’, you can change the device name from System Setup>General>Device Name, a restart is required for device name change)
  3. To stop AirPlay Mirroring: Disconnect AirPlay Display from your iOS phone/tablet.

Tips: If you are experiencing lagging during AirPlay Mirroring, it is because your network where the projector and iOS devices are connected to has a low transfer speed. In this case, please consider to change to a faster network or turn on the projector’s WiFi hotspot function and let your iOS device to join the projector’s WiFi hotspot to establish a point to point connection between them. A point to point connection will provide a smooth mirroring experience.

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Mirroring from Windows

With the help of Splashtop, mirroring your Windows’ screen on the projector’s screen is easy. Please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Install Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop app on the projector.

There are two methods to install Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop app on the projector.

Method 1: Install Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop app from Aptoid marketplace online.

To install Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop app, open Aptoide from projector’s Home screen > From Aptoid store front page, search for Splashtop, then following the on screen instruction to install it.

Method 2: Install Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop app by downloading the installation file (APK file) to an USB stick and install it locally.

  • Please download the Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop APK file from here.
  • Save the downloaded installation file (APK file) to a USB stick.
  • Insert the USB stick which contains the APK file to the projector.
  • From the projector, use the remote controller to navigate to File Manager>All, find your USB stick and locate the splashtop2remotedesktop.apk file, open the APK file by press the OK button on the remote controller.
  • Following the on screen instruction to complete the Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop apps installation.

Step 2: Install Splashtop Streamer on your Windows PC

From your Windows PC, visit http://www.splashtop.com/downloads to download the Splashtop Personal app and install it. (Splashtop Personal app is free to download and use for personal purpose.)

You will be prompted to register a free Splashtop account, when the new account is registered, logging into the Splashtop 2 app on the projector and the Streamer application on your Windows’ PC.

Step 3: Start Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop from the Projector.

Start Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop from the Projector, you will be asked to log into your Splashtop account. After logged in, the Splashtop 2 app will scan for available PC in the same network to mirror the screen, you can then follow the on screen instructions on the projector to get your Windows’ screen projected.

*Both video and audio from your Windows’ PC shall be streamed to the projector in real time.

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Network

Connecting to the LAN network

Notice: The LAN connection takes priority over the Wi-Fi connection.

  1. Connect one end of a LAN cable (not supplied) to the ETHERNET port of your projector.
  2. Connect the other end of the LAN cable to the network.
  3. Configure the LAN network settings in manual or automatic configuration.

Automatic configuration

The automatic configuration of the local network settings may be considered, if your local network features a DHCP or BOOTP server that can dynamically assign addresses to the peripheral devices present on the LAN.

To automatically configure the local network settings:

  1. Switch the device on.
  2. After the initial screen, the main menu appears.
  3. Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>Wired Network.
  4. Select Auto for auto network configuration.

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To configure your projector manually, you should obtain the usual information used to set a peripheral device (IP address, subnet mask, Default Gateway and DNS server address).

To configure the local network setting manually:

  1. Switch the device on.
  2. After the initial screen, the main menu appears.
  3. Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>Wired Network.
  4. Select Manual for manual network configuration.
  5. Change the IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS server address as needed.

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Wireless Network (WLAN)

In a wireless network (Wireless Local Area Network, WLAN) at least two computers, printers or other additional devices communicate with each other over radio waves (high frequency waves). Data transmission in the radio network is based on the standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac.

Danger Notice:

Information on Using WLAN!

The functioning of security systems, medical equipment or sensitive devices can be disrupted by the transmission power of the device. Observe any usage regulations (or restrictions) in the vicinity of such equipment.

The use of this device can affect the operation of insufficiently shielded medical devices and hearing aids and pacemakers through the release of high frequency radiation. Also consult a doctor or the manufacturer of the medical device to establish whether these are sufficiently shielded from external high frequency radiation.

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Switching Wireless Networking (WLAN) on/off

Wireless networking is configured during the initial system configuration. You have the option of turning this function on/off.

  • Switch the device on.
  • After the initial screen the main menu appears.
  • Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>WiFi Setup to turn on/off WiFi function.

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Setting up a Wireless Network (WLAN)

  1. Switch the device on.
  2. After the initial screen the main menu appears.
  3. Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>WiFi Setup.
  4. Turn on WiFi function, you will see a list of available WiFi networks.
  5. Select the WiFi network you want to join.
  6. If your wireless network is password protected, an input window appears. Select the input field using the navigation keys of the remote control and press OK.
  7. Enter the password with the virtual keyboard using the navigation keys of the remote control or with an external keyboard.
  8. Click on Connect.

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WiFi Hotspot

Use the portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share the device’s network connection with computers or other devices through the Wi-Fi network.

Notice: When the WiFi hotspot mode is activated, it takes priority over the other connections.

Activating WiFi hotspot

  1. Switch the device on.
  2. After the initial screen, the main menu appears.
  3. Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>WiFi Hotspot to turn on WiFi HotSpot.
  4. Press Back key to the up level menu and turn on WiFi HotSpot.
  5. The projector is now visible by other Wifi devices.

Setting up a WiFI HotSpot

To modify the WiFi hotspot name and define the security details.

  1. Switch the device on.
  2. After the initial screen, the main menu appears.
  3. Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>WiFi Hotspot.
  4. When WiFi hotspot is turned on, press the Down key to select the desired parameter and modify the following settings.
  • SSID: Name of the WiFi hotspot. This is the name used to identify your projector when it is detected by another WiFi device. To modify the name, select the field and press OK. With the keyboard, enter the new name.
  • Password: Select the field and press OK. With the keyboard, enter the new password.

5, Press Back Key to Save your settings and go to the up level menu.

Information: the frequency of the WiFi HotSpot is 2.4GHz and the security type of the WiFi HotSpot network is WPA2 PSK.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

This device supports Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). Using this standard you can quickly interconnect your multimedia devices.

Switching DLNA on and off

The DLNA function is switched on by default. You have the option of turning this function off.

  1. Switch the device on.
  2. After the initial screen, the main menu appears.
  3. Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>DLNA to turn off DLNA

Play Media Using DLNA

If DLNA enabled devices are located in the connected network, then you can access them in File Manger from the home screen.

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Bluetooth

Bluetooth connection

The Bluetooth module of the projector is turned on by default and can not be turned off because the remote control is connected via Bluetooth.

Besides the remote control, the projector can be paired with another Bluetooth device.

Pair new external Bluetooth Device

  • Switch the device on.
  • After the initial screen, the main menu appears.
  • Use the navigation keys to select System Setup>Connection Setting>Bluetooth Connection.
  • Select Scan to Discover device. The projector will scan for all nearby Bluetooth devices and display a list of available devices.
  • From the available devices list, choose the devices you want to pair.

Clear Bluetooth Pairing Information:

To clear all existing Bluetooth pairing information, select clear Bluetooth matching information and press OK to confirm.

Notice: by clearing all existing Bluetooth pairing information, the connection with the remote control will lost and you will need to pair the remote control again following the instruction on Chapter 3.1.

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Bluetooth Speaker Mode

The projector can be used as Bluetooth speaker. In this mode, you can play music from smartphones or tablets.

Information: The projector can only connect to, and play audio from one device at a time.

Enter/Exit Bluetooth speaker

A: When the projector is off.

Enter Bluetooth Speaker Mode:

  1. When the projector is off, press the Pause/Play key on the projector to turn on the projector in Bluetooth Speaker Mode.
  2. Pair your audio source device (smart phone/tablet etc.) with the projector via Bluetooth, the projector will serve as an external speaker for your source device.

Exit Bluetooth Speaker Mode:

  • If the lens cap is closed, press the Power On/Off key on the remote control to exit Bluetooth speaker mode, then slide the lens cap to the left to enter the projection mode.
  • If the lens cap is open, press the Power On/Off key on the remote control to exit Bluetooth speaker mode and enter the projection mode.

B: When the projector is on.

Enter Bluetooth Speaker Mode:

    1. When the projector is on, press the Power On/Off key on the remote control, from the Turn Off Menu, select Bluetooth sound mode to switch the projector to Bluetooth Sound Mode and turn off the LED light source.

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Exit Bluetooth Speaker Mode:

Press the Power On/Off key on the remote control to exit Bluetooth speaker mode and back to the projection mode.

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Media and Files

Media Playback

This projector supports the following media formats:

  • Video file formats: h.265,AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, RM, RMVB, MP4, M4V, DivX, Xvid, FLV, 3GP, DAT, VOB, MPG, MPEG, AVS, ASF, TP, TRP, TS, M2TS, MTS
  • Audio file formats: MP3, WMA, CBR, VBROGG, APE, FLAC, WAV, AAC, AudibleRA, AC3, dts, MIDI, AMR, AIFF, MPC
  • Image file formats: HD JPEG,BMP,GIF, PNG, TIFF
  • Document file formats: .txt, doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx. .pdf.

To browse and view the media files, from the home screen, go to File Manager to navigate in the memory media using the Select keys on the remote control.

In order to optimise the navigation, you can select a file type on the list:

  • All: to view all files (video, music, picture and document).
  • Video: to view videos files only.
  • Music: to view audio files only.
  • Picture: to view picture files only.
  • Document: to view document files only.

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Video playback Control

Basic Controls:

  • Press the Up key to bring up the playlist view.
  • Press the Right/Left key to select a time point for playback, then press OK key to jump into the selected time point.
  • Press the OK key to pause/play.
  • Press the Back key to bring up the media player exit menu, select OK to confirm the exit.
  • Press the volume Up/Down key to adjust the volume when the Fn key is off.
  • Press the volume Up/Down key to adjust the image focus when the Fn key in on.
  • Press the Menu key to bring up the advanced option menu.

Advance Options:

3D Setup

Under the 3D setup menu, you can turn 3D Off, Turn on Auto 3D, Choose 3D Format between Up and Down, Right and Left and Blue Ray 3D, 3D Converted to 2D (from Left to Right format), 3D converted to 2D (from Up and Down format), 2D converted to 3D.

Subtitle:

Under the subtitle menu, you can turn On/Off subtitle, choose the preferred subtitle if there are more than one subtitle available.

Information: to use subtitle, the subtitle file need to be placed in the same folder as the video file. The supported subtitle file formats are .srt and .ass.

Image Mode:

Under the image mode, you can switch the image mode between the four pre-configured image mode: Standard, Soft, Nature and Light Up. You can also customise the image according to your preference.

Aspect Ratio:

Under the Aspect Ratio, you can switch the display ratio between the original video ratio, 16:9, 4:3, Remain Subtitle, Dislodge black edge and Point to Point.

Virtual Surround:

H1’s built-in Harman Kardon speaker has adopted the LiveStage Surround technology to create a virtual surround experience from the original 2.0 stereo. By default, the Virtual Surround feature is turned on, under the Virtual Surround menu, you can turn On/Off this feature.

Audio Track:

If there are more than one audio track available for the current video, you can pick the preferred audio track under the Audio Track menu.

Play Mode:

Under the Play Mode, you can choose to loop the current video file/playlist or close the media player when the video file/playlist is finished.

Clear Viewing Record:

By default, the media player will keep a record of the playback history including the time code so you can resume the last playback when it is interrupted. From the Clear Viewing Record menu you can choose to clear such record if you need to.

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Photo Playback

Photo Playback (USB/SD Card/Internal Memory/DLNA)

  1. Switch the device on.
  2. The main menu appears. Use the select keys to select File Manager.
  3. Under the All tab, use the select keys to select the desired media (Internal Storage, USB or DLNA location):
  4. The content of selected media is displayed.
  5. To only display the picture content, select the Picture tab under the File Manger main menu.
  6. The list of photos are displayed on the screen as an overview.
  7. Use Select keys to select the image that you want to open.
  8. Use the select keys to go to the next/previous image.
  9. Press the Menu key to open advanced image menu to set the current image as the wallpaper or start slideshow.

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Music Playback

Music Playback (USB/SD Card/Internal Memory/DLNA)

  • Switch the device on.
  • The main menu appears. Use the select keys to select File Manager.
  • Under the All tab, use the select keys to select the desired media (Internal Storage, USB or DLNA location):
  • The content of selected media is displayed.
  • To only display the Music content, select the Music tab under the File Manger main menu.
  • The list of audio files are displayed on the screen as an overview.
  • Use Select keys to select the audio file that you want to open.
  • Press the Up key to choose between single track repeat or play all files in a playlist in sequence.
  • Press the Left/Right key to jump to the previous/next track in the playlist.
  • Press the OK key to play/pause the playback.

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Document file Playback

Document file Playback (USB/SD Card/Internal Memory/DLNA)

  • Switch the device on.
  • The main menu appears. Use the select keys to select File Manager.
  • Under the All tab, use the select keys to select the desired document file (Internal Storage, USB or DLNA location):
  • The content of selected media is displayed.
  • To only display the document file content, select the Document tab under the File Manger main menu.
  • The list of document files are displayed on the screen as an overview.
  • Use Select keys to select the document file that you want to open. The document file will be opened in the pre-installed WPS office suite app.

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Managing Files

File Manger Option Menu

From File Manger main menu, press the Menu key to open the file manager option menu where you can switch the folder view between icon view and list view, clear playback history, clear device (format external USB storage device), search DLNA server and close/open Samba server (Samba server allow other devices in the same network to visit files on the projector.

From Video/Music/Picture/Document menu, press the Menu key to open further option menu where you can switch the folder view between icon view and list view, clear playback history and search files.

From Video/Music/Picture/Document menu, when a single file is selected, long press the OK key for further option selection menu.

vlcsnap-2017-01-15-00h29m37s813-minPress OK key to select file(s) you want to edit, then press the menu key to bring up the further options menu where you can copy/cut/rename (only available when single file is selected)/delete the file(s) in selection or view the file(s) details.

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Image and Sound Settings

Image Settings

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In the advanced image settings menu, the following settings can be modified from the advanced image settings:

  • LED Luminance – to change the projector’s brightness, you can choose from 3 pre-set modes including Viewing mode (watching movie/video etc.), office mode (for presentation/file browsing etc.) Dynamic Mode (for video gaming) or you can customise the LED brightness under the customise mode.
  • Projection mode setup – you can choose front/front and rear/lifting/lifting and rear projection modes to fit your projector’s installation position.
  • Trapezia Correction – manually adjust the screen’s horizontal/vertical keystone to compensate the image distortion caused by the place position of the projector.vlcsnap-2017-01-15-00h59m12s567-min
  • Steeples zooming – Zoom in/out the projected image size.vlcsnap-2017-01-15-01h00m58s701-min
  • Wind Speed – adjust the projector’s internal cooling speed. By default, the fan speed is controlled by the projector automatically and users are recommended to let the fan speed to be set at Auto. However, you can change the fan speed from 10 levels (from 1 to 10 where 1 is the slowest fan speed and 10 is the fasted).

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Sound Settings

Sound settings menu can be accessed from System Setup>Sound Setting. Under the sound setting menu:

  • You can choose the sound to be outputted to the internal speaker or to S/PDIF/ARC channel.
  • When the sound is outputted to the internal speaker, you can choose to disable the Boot Music which is played every time when the projector is turned on (by default, the Boot Music is activated).
  • When the sound is outputted to S/PDIF/ARC channel, you can:
    • Choose the sound output mode from PCM and RAW.
    • Choose to disable the Boot Music which is played every time when the projector is turned on (by default, the Boot Music is activated).

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Adjust the Image Focus

To adjust the projection image focus:

  1. Slip “fn” key at the bottom of remote to the right to turn on the focus adjustment function.
  2. Press “volume +” or “volume -” to adjust the focus.
  3. When the image is clear, slip “fn” key at the bottom of remote to the left to exit the focus adjustment.

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Image and Sound Settings Shortcut Menu

To optimise the navigation to Image and Sound Settings, you can long press the Menu key from any screen to access the Image and Sound Settings shortcut menu.

vlcsnap-2017-01-15-01h38m26s522-minThe following settings can be adjusted from the Image and Sound Settings shortcut menu:

  • Video Settings (only available during video playback)
  • LED Luminance Adjustment (change LED brightness level from pre-set modes or customise it)
  • 3D Mode Switch (only available during video playback)
  • Projection Setting (access Trapezia Correction, Projection mode setup and Steeples zooming settings)
  • Sound Settings (switch the sound output between internal speaker and S/PDIF/ARC channel)

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Optical Zoom Adjustment

This projector has a built-in optical zoom engine which allows the projection image to be zoomed 1.1x optically without compromise on the image quality.

To adjust the optical zoom, insert the Reset Key (supplied) into the focusing pinhole on the edge of the lens and turn the lens clockwise/anticlockwise to adjust the projector zoom.

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Manage Android Applications

Install Apps from Aptoide

This projector has pre-installed Aptoide for TV, one of the biggest Andorid app store for smart TV and projectors online and it is highly trusted by many other Android users.

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To install Apps from Aptoide is easy, simply open Aptoide from the main screen.

From Aptoid store front, you can search, view and select the Apps to install. It is easy to install Apps by following the on screen instruction.

Tips:
Aptoide Android Apps Store is a open platform, you do not need to register an account to download and most of the Apps on Aptoide are free to download.

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Manage Installed Applications

To manage your installed applications, go to App Manager from the home screen.

vlcsnap-2016-06-10-03h35m06s957-minFrom App Manager, you will see a list of all the installed Apps. You can choose to:

  • Uninstall: Uninstall unwanted apps. Please note that pre-installed system apps can not be uninstalled.
  • Force to stop: Stop unresponsive application.
  • Clear data: Clear app data including user information, files and cache directories.

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Task Manger

To switch from all opened apps, press and hold the Home button on the remote control for 3 seconds, it will bring up the task manager where you can select any of the opened apps.

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  • Press OK to go to the selected apps.
  • Press the Left/Right select key on the remote to shut down the selected apps.
  • Press Back key to exit Task Manger.

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Close All Opened Apps

When there are too many apps opened in the same time, the system may be overloaded and under-performed. When this happened, you can choose to close all opened apps and clear the system cache.

To do so, from the home screen, go to Clear Memory, it will close all the opened apps and clear the cache.

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XGIMI Assistant

About XGIMI Assistant

XGIMI Assistant is the dedicated mobile phone apps for XGIMI projectors. It is available for bother Android and iOS devices.

With XGIMI Assistant, you can turn your mobile phone/tablet into a projector remote and push the contents from your mobile phone/tablet to the projector’s screen.

Please note that XGIMI Assistant apps can only be used when your mobile phone/tablet and the projector are connected to the same Wired/Wireless network.

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Install XGIMI Assistant

To download the XGIMI Assistant app on your mobile phone/tablet, please open the Google Play store/Apple App store from your mobile phone/tablet and search for ‘XGIMI Assistant International’, following the on screen instruction to install it. ‘XGIMI Assistant’ is free to download.

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XGIMI Assistant Main Screen

On XGIMI Assistant Main Screen is the Remote Controller interface. From here, you have the navigation keys, Volume +/- keys, Voice Input, Home key and Back Key.

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Advanced Control Interface

Tap on the Arrow icon at the top of on the Remote Controller screen, to bring up the Advanced Control Interface.

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The following functions are available from the Advance Control Interface:

Control – give you the basic remote controller interface.

Touch pad – you can use it in the same as using the touch-pad on any laptop.

448874335722855907Function Box – give you access to advance functions including Focus adjustment, Screenshot, Text Input, 3D Setting, Picture mode setting, Stepless Focusing and Clear Memory (force stop all apps running on the projector).

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Connection – let you choose a projector (if you have more than one SobieTech + Xgimi projectors in the same wired/wireless network) to connect and control with the XGIMI Assistant App.

Shut Down – give you shut down options including Shut Down immediately, Restart, Turn On/Off Led (turn off  the LED light source and use  the projector as a speaker) and set a timer to shut down the projector.

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App Management and File Sharing

Tap on the menu icon at the top left corner of the XGIMI Assistant app will bring up the App Management and File Sharing menu.

178546805539583740The following options are available from this menu:

App Management options:

  • App Market – Give you access to the Aptoide Android App Store, you can search, browse Android apps and remotely install your preferred Android apps on your projector from here.898611300657392670App Management – Give you access to a list of installed Android apps on your projector and start the selected app remotely from here.

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  • Photos – let you select photos stored on your mobile device and display the selected photos on the projection screen.
  • Videos – let you select videos stored on your mobile device and display the selected videos on the projection screen.
  • Music – let you select music stored on your mobile device and stream the selected music on the projector.

 

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Service

Product Firmware Update

To improve the product’s performance and fix any found product bugs, new firmware will be released from time to time. Please subscribe to SobieTech newsletter at http://sobietech.com/ in order to stay updated about the product.

When new firmware became available, it will be uploaded online for customers to download at: http://sobietech.com/support-center/download/.

Also, when the projector is connected to the internet, it will detect any new firmware update automatically, when there is a new firmware, a red dot will be displayed at the top right corner of the System Setup icon.

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Update Firmware with Memory Card

  1. Use SD memory card in the file system of FAT32.
  2. Save the latest firmware update file to the root of the memory card.
  3. Insert the memory card to the USB 2.0 port and switch the projector on.
  4. Use the select keys to select System Setup>About>System Setup>U-Disk Update.
  5. When the projector detect the firmware update file and ask for permission to update the firmware, select OK to confirm.
  6. The firmware update process will start, during the update process, the projector will restart automatically and display the main menu when the update is done.

Notice: Never unplug the mains power supply during firmware update, do not attempt to interrupt the update process by any means!

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Update Firmware Online

  1. Switch the projector on.
  2. Connect the projector to the internet via LAN or WiFi.
  3. Use the select keys to select System Setup>About>System Setup>Online Update.
  4. The projector will detect the current firmware version and contact the remote update server, if there is a new firmware detected, a information message box will turn up to require permission to update the firmware online, select OK to confirm.
  5. The firmware update process will start, during the update process, the projector will restart automatically and display the main menu when the update is done.

Notice: Never unplug the mains power supply during firmware update, do not attempt to interrupt the update process by any means!

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Restore Factory Settings

If you wish to restore the projector back to the factory settings (for example, when you want to sell the projector), you can restore the factory settings by:

  1. Use the select keys to select System Setup>About>Restore Factory.
  2. A information message box will turn up to require permission to restore factory settings, select Restore Factory to start the restore.
  3. The restore update process will start, during the update process, the projector will restart automatically and display the main menu when the update is done.

Notice: Never unplug the mains power supply during system restore, do not attempt to interrupt the restore process by any means!

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Repair

This projector contains NO self replaceable parts, DO NOT repair the device yourself. Improper maintenance can result in injuries or damage to the device. Your device must be repaired by an authorised service personnel. Please call SobieTech product support before you send the unit for repair.

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Contacting Product Support

When you need product advice or support, please contact us by email at: customerservice@sobietech.com or call us at: +44 (0)1382 250010 (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM, closed at bank holidays in Scotland).

When contacting for product support, please have the following information handy:

  • The purchase date and place together with the order number.
  • The projector’s serial number which can be found by navigating to System Setup>About>System Information.
  • The current firmware version of the projector which can be found by navigating to System Setup>About>System Information.
  • Your contact email address (when contacting by phone) or your contact phone number (when contacting in email).

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Cleaning

Instructions for Cleaning!

Use a soft, lint-free cloth. Never use liquid or easily flammable cleansers (sprays, abrasives, polishes, alcohol, etc.). Do not allow any moisture to reach the interior of the device. Do not spray the device with any cleaning fluids.

Wipe over the surfaces gently. Be careful that you do not scratch the surfaces.

Cleaning the Lens

To avoid damages or scratches, please do not directly clean the lens. Please use air dust blower to clean the lens.

 

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Troubleshooting

Power Cycling

If a problem occurs that cannot be corrected with the instructions in this product documentation (see also the Common Problems and Solutions), follow the steps below.

  • Switch the device off using the remote control/close the lens cap.
  • Wait at least ten seconds.
  • Switch the device on using the remote control/open the lens cap.
  • If the problem repeats, please contact our product support or your retailer.

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Common Problems and Solutions

Problems Solutions
The projector cannot be switched on •Disconnect and Connect the power supply cable and try again.
The projector cannot be switched off •Disconnect the power supply cable.
No sound •check that the internal speaker is selected as the audio outupt device (System Setup>Sound Setting>Sound Output).
•Adjust the volume using the / key on the remote control.
No sound from the external connected device •Check the cables to the external device
•Set the volume on the external device
•Only the original cables from the device manufacturer may function
No sound when you connect your computer via HDMI cable •Check that the sound is activated on the computer.
Video display problem when the source is a 3D signal from a DVD player. •Check that the 3D mode is activated on the projector.
•If the DVD player is connected to the projector via HDMI, only use the HDMI sockets (1 or 2) located on the rear of the device.
Only the home screen appears and not the image from the external device •Check if the cables are connected to the right sockets.
•Please check that the external device is switched on
•Check if the video output of the external device is switched on.
•Check that the HDMI source selected on the user interface corresponds to HDMI connector where the external device is connected.
Only the home screen appears and not the image from the connected computer •Please check the computer’s projection/second screen setting.
•Check if the resolution of the computer is set to 1080P.
The device turns itself off •When the device is running for a long period of time, the surface may become hot and a warning symbol appears on the projection. The device automatically turns off when it gets too hot. After the device has cooled down, you can continue playback.
•Check that the power cable is connected correctly.
•When the Timing Off mode is activated, the device turn off after the programmed duration.
Bad image or color quality when connecting with HDMI •Use the supplied HDMI cable. Third-party cables may cause signal distortions.
The remote is not working •Charge the remote according to chapter 3.2
•Pair the remote according to chapter 3.1
•Reset the Remote according to chapter 3.6

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