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How can I change my projector's aspect ratio?
  Current industry technology typically incorporates a pixel down scaling method to switch between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios.  This technology will scale down the native pixel resolution to fit a wide screen, 16:9 aspect ratio, but in the process will create a loss in image quality. We do incorporate this same aspect ratio switching technology for S-Video, and composite source inputs, where a standard quality picture will suffice.  However, for high definition capable inputs such as Component and HDMI, the most important concern is obtaining best possible picture.  When designing the FAVI Rio series, we believed it most important to maintain this high level of picture quality. So we chose not to include an aspect ratio switch for the HDMI, and Component inputs.  When set on HDMI source, many newer media types such as Blu-ray will usually play in wide screen mode regardless of the aspect ratio setting.

Our FAVI handheld projector will only display in a 4:3 aspect ratio.  This is considered ideal for computer based presentations.
How can I display my computer's desktop on the B1-LED-Pico or the E1-LED-Pico?
  The B1 comes with a composite video/VGA cable. This can be connected to any standard VGA port. After connecting the B1, set the projector to VGA mode. Some laptops may require you to configure them to output to an external display.

The E1 supports Composite video mode only. If your computer does not support Composite video out, you can still display your desktop using a VGA to Composite adapter.

The B1-LED-Pico and the E1-LED-Pico cannot display video over USB. The included USB cable is for accessing the projector's internal memory only.
How can I use my Rio V3 projector as a computer display?
  Your FAVI Rio V3 has a connector for a standard 15 pin VGA cable on its A/V input panel. When the projector is set to PC mode, it will behave like a standard LCD display. We recommend rebooting your computer after connecting the included VGA cable, so it can properly detect your projector.

Most laptops have a key combination that will switch them from their built in display, to an external display. On many laptops, the function key + F4 (Usually FN+F4) will toggle between the integrated, and an external display.

If you are using a Macintosh computer, you may need a DVI to VGA adapter to use your LCD projector as an external display.
LED-2 "NO SYNC" issue
  If you are trying to connect your LED-2 projector to a VGA ,HDMI, Component, or S-Video source, first make sure your LED-2 is set to the correct mode. You can confirm this by bringing up the source selection menu by pressing the TV/AV button on your remote control. If the mode is not highlighted, use the arrow buttons to highlight it and press the right arrow button to select it. Pressing the round menu button will simply close the menu and not change modes. If the mode you want to use is not selected, the port on the projector will not be active, and your laptop will not detect it.

When connecting a PC or laptop to your LED-2 projector through VGA or HDMI, please make sure that your desktop resolution is set at one of the resolutions listed on page 7 of your user guide with a refresh rate of 60 hertz. We recommend using resolutions from 640x480 up to 1024x768.