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Vertical bands, static, or noise appear in the image. What should I do?

    If the projected image seems to contain electronic interference (noise) or static, try the following solutions:

    • Check the cables connecting your computer or video source to the projector. They should be:
      • Separated from the power cord to prevent interference
      • Securely connected at both ends
      • Not connected to an extension cable
    • Check the settings on the projector's Signal menu to make sure they match the video source. If available for your video source, adjust the Deinterlacing and Noise Reduction settings.
    • If available for your video source, select Auto as the Resolution setting in the Signal menu.
    • Select a computer video resolution and refresh rate that are compatible with the projector.
    • If you are projecting from a computer using a VGA cable, press the Auto button on the remote control to automatically adjust the tracking and sync. If the problem remains, display a uniformly patterned image on the screen and manually adjust the Tracking and Sync settings.
    • If you adjusted the image shape using the projector controls, try decreasing the Sharpness setting to improve image quality.
    • If you connected an extension power cable, try projecting without it to see if it caused interference in the signal.
    • If you are using the USB Display function, turn off the Transfer layered window setting in the Epson USB Display Settings program on your computer.
    Related concepts
    Projector Connections
    Related references
    Image Quality Settings - Image Menu
    Input Signal Settings - Signal Menu
    Supported Video Display Formats
Published:  Sep 19, 2019 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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