Using the Hitachi CP-X5 video/data projector

Getting Started

Connecting power and video cables

Plug the black power cord into the AC IN socket in the side of the projector. Plug the other end of the cord into the nearest electrical outlet.

Connect the VGA cable to the VGA output port on your laptop. Connect the other end of the VGA cable to the port on the projector labeled Computer IN 1.  If desired, plug the audio cable into the Audio In jack on the projector, and the other end into the headphones outlet of your laptop.

Powering on the projector

Press the Standby/On button on the projector or remote control.  The projection lamp will light up and the Power indicator will begin blinking in green.

Turn Laptop ON.

Configuring the computer to connect to the projector

For Macintosh users:

If the laptop's image does not display on the projector, click on System Preferences, then Displays, then select the Arrangement tab. You'll see a Mirror Displays check box in the lower left corner of the Arrangement window. Click in it to checkmark it. The image displayed by the projector should now be the same as the image displayed on the Mac's screen.

For Windows users:

If the image appears only on the laptop screen but not the projection screen, you may have to press certain function (Fn) keys to set the laptop to display the image on both. On Dell laptops press and hold (for 2-3 seconds) the Fn key (on bottom of keyboard) together with the F8 key (on top) one time. If the image doesn't display on both screens, press this key combination a second time. If it still doesn't display, press a third time. Toggling through these three sequences should eventually get both screens to display the image.

Adjusting the display

Image height:

To raise the image to a different height, adjust the height of the front legs. Pull up on the release clips next to the elevator knobs while tilting the projector up to the desired height . You can also fine-tune the height by twisting the legs in and out.


If the image is too small or large, adjust this manually using the knurled ring on top front of the projector.


If the image is out-of-focus, adjust this manually using the knurled ring on top front of the projector.

Powering off the projector

Press the Standby/On button for two seconds. It will ask “Power Off?” Press the button again. After a few more seconds the screen will go black, but the fan will still be running.

DO NOT UNPLUG OR TURN OFF THE PROJECTOR until the fan stops running. The bulb will be damaged if it is not given adequate time to cool down.

Once the fan stops running, unplug the projector and return all items to the case.