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Pico Frequently Asked Questions
If you are running PowerPoint, you can save the presentation as a series of jpeg image files contained in a folder. Do this by selecting File?Save as?Save as type: JPEG File Interchange Format. PowerPoint will save your presentation in a folder with the same name as the original file. Move that folder to your Pico’s memory via USB and you will be able to play the individual slides back as a photo slideshow from the “Photo” icon. Do not choose “Presentation”.
If you are running Keynote, you can also save the presentation as a series of jpeg images. Create a folder on your Mac with the title of your presentation. Select File?Export?Images and save all the slides in the JPEG format to the folder that you created. Move that folder to your Pico’s memory via USB and you will be able find the folder and play the individual slides back as a photo slideshow from the “Photo” icon. Do not choose “Presentation”.
All the Picos with on-board memory can play most jpeg and bmp files directly, so typically you can simply move the image file to the Pico’s memory through the USB connection. View it by choosing the “Photo” icon on your Pico and then selecting the file.
Note: Photos of 848x480 best utilise the Pico’s native resolution without scaling and formatting changes. The Pico will support over 12 megapixel files with direct playback of jpeg and bmp.
You can save the presentation as a series of jpeg image files that correspond to each of your slides. Do this by selecting File?Save as?Save as type: JPEG File Interchange Format. PowerPoint will save your presentation in a folder with the same name as the original file. Make sure that folder is included in the photos that are synced to your Apple device through iTunes. Then give your presentation as a photo slideshow from your Apple device!
Most Macs use either a Mini DisplayPort or DVI to send video out to an external display device. All the current Picos,( except PK101) have a VGA input that can be adapted to either of these connections. Confirm which output you have on your Mac and purchase the appropriate VGA adapter from an Apple retailer. (Most newer MacBooks use Mini DisplayPort and most newer desktops have both DVI and DisplayPort.)
You can then connect the adapter to the VGA input cable provided with your Pico.
Note: Set the output resolution of your Mac to no higher than 800x600 for the PK102 and no higher than 1280x800 for PK201 and PK301.
The optional Apple connection kit for use with the PK102, PK201 & PK301 will allow you to display certain content from your iPad.
Note: The iPad will display all the photo and video content in your iTunes library and certain apps like YouTube. We will continually update this page with more applications that the iPad can display via the video connection in addition to other methods for displaying content.
If you are using the iPod kit set your iPod to “wide” in its video settings. Change the source of the Pico to the “composite video” in so you can see your movie. Bring up the Pico’s setup menu and go down to the image size indicator which is second from the top. Move to the right until your image fills the screen.
Note: Resolutions up to 720x480 in the H.264 format are supported with 720x480 being optimal. Files up to 2GB in size are supported. Please see Q8 if you need assistance in doing this.
The Optoma Pico projectors do not use a typical projector lamp. They use a set of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to create the illumination for the projector. The LEDs have a much longer life span than conventional lamps. Pico LEDs are estimated to have a lifespan of 20,000 hours. That’s over 18 years if you use it 3 hours per day. The LED module is not replaceable.
The LED lifespan is dependent upon many factors including brightness mode, usage, environmental conditions and more. LED brightness can decrease over time.