Bluetooth is a helpful wireless technology for sharing files, images and other stuff from one device to the other, and most importantly, you do not need to deal with a pool of wires. Today we are going to discuss the Bluetooth compatibility of one of the most popular projectors. Epson has been a trustworthy brand for projectors for years, and they are developed with different kinds of features using modern technology. Does the Epson projector have Bluetooth? In fact, there are different Epson models, so we have to go through each one’s features to find out their Bluetooth compatibility.
What is Bluetooth, and Why is It Important for Projectors?
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that can make a connection to exchange data between fixed and/or mobile devices.
You can exchange any kind of compact data, such as documents, videos and images, within a network of 10 metres (30 feet) using a Bluetooth connection. In order to connect the devices, both devices should have Bluetooth-enabling features.
In general, its transmission ability is restricted to 2.5 milliwatts. This technology is based on radio frequency.
It is really beneficial to have a projector with a built-in Bluetooth connection because you can have the output on the projector from a streaming device or other source that connects with the projector.
Especially when you connect a Bluetooth speaker to a projector, it will bring you the ultimate sound quality.
You do not need any other tools or objects that require a wire connection. Thus, the setup procedure becomes easier and faster too.
Do All Projectors have Bluetooth?
No, there are plenty of projectors, and every one of those does not support Bluetooth.
Mostly, the old projectors have not been designed for a wireless connection. Then you need some wires and adapters to make the connection. Thus, when you buy a projector, you should pay attention to its features first.
Nowadays, Bluetooth connectivity is considered a standard function for projector products.
The function of Bluetooth connectivity also varies from one projector to the other. Some projectors allow you to exchange both sounds and images, but some can only exchange sounds.
Does Epson Projector have Bluetooth?
Yes, you can connect other devices to your Epson projector using the Bluetooth connection. But some of the Epson models have this feature while others do not. The older ones were not designed with Bluetooth connectivity. The latest models come with wireless features. The below-mentioned models are the widely-used Epson models that have Bluetooth.
- Epson Home Cinema 3200
- Epson EF-100
- Epson Home Basement Cinema 3800
- Epson Powerlite W75
If you use one of these models, you can connect the projector with headphones, speakers, DVD players, etc. But it is not possible to connect computers and laptops to Epson projectors.
It is quite easy to use Bluetooth on Epson projectors. When you open the menu on your projector, you can access its settings. Then tap on the Bluetooth button to turn it on or off. Then the video source should be turned on. Now you can shift to pairing or discovery mode. When the options appear, choose the one you want to connect.
How to Connect Devices to an Epson Projector Without Bluetooth?
If your Epson model does not have a Bluetooth connectivity feature, you need to follow this method to connect a device. You will need an HDMI cable in order to do that.
- First, take the cable and connect it to the video source’s output port.
- Next, the other end of the cable should be inserted into the projector’s HDMI port. If you use an optical HDMI cable, remember to connect the USB power connector to the DC Out port too.
- If the device takes time to connect, press the Fine/Fast button on the remote control to choose the ‘Fast’ setting.
Moreover, you can use a USB cable to connect a device, like a computer, to the Epson projector.
- Switch on your computer.
- Go to the external menu to set the ‘USB Type B.’
- The cable should be inserted into the USB-B port on the projector.
- Take the other end of the cable and insert it into a USB port on your computer.
- Then you will see the connected devices on the Bluetooth tab. Choose ‘Run EMP_UDSE.exe’ in the dialog box for installing the Epson USB Display software.
Why Won’t My Epson Projector Connect to Bluetooth?
If your Bluetooth connection on the Epson projector does not work, first check whether you have turned on the Bluetooth audio setting in the settings menu. But when you use the projector’s speakers or headphones, you need to turn it off.
Sometimes, you may have to unpair your Epson projector from all other devices to make the connection again. Moreover, the pairing setting on the Bluetooth audio device should be reset to verify that the device is in pairing mode. Sometimes, you need to try this several times.
And also, the device you are going to pair with the projector should support copyright protection (SCMS-T) and A2DP. Otherwise, your Epson projector will not pair with the device.
If you try to connect an audio device, check whether you have levelled up the volume.
When you try to connect a device that is away from the network within 10 meters, your attempt will be unsuccessful. What’s more, if there are obstacles between the two devices, they will find it hard to make the Bluetooth connection.
If your projector model has not Bluetooth connectivity features, you are not able to connect other devices wirelessly at all.
Can We Connect Epson Projector to Phone?
Yes, of course. You can connect your Epson projector to a smartphone or a tablet. All you need to do is download the latest version of the Epson iProjection app and install it on your phone. But remember that you may want a wireless LAN module, depending on your model. Then you can connect the module to a port if it is a must.
You will see a QR code on the projector screen that helps to make the connection with a single phone or tablet. After that, you can share things on your phone with the projector.
Watch this one,
Video Credits – Epson America
You May Also Like