How to Connect a Panasonic Projector

By Solomon Poretsky

Panasonic's business projectors are optimized to project a good quality image in conference facilities where you need to display a large image and you may be competing against ambient light from open windows or room lighting. These projectors provide industry-standard, 15-pin VGA connections, making computer hookups a quick and easy task. In addition, many Panasonic business projectors include built-in speakers, so they can be used as self-contained presentation units.

Connect one end of a 15-pin VGA cable to your computer's VGA output. Tighten the thumbscrews to secure the connector in place.

Plug the other end of the VGA cable into the matching input on your projector. Many Panasonic projectors come with two VGA inputs, allowing you to connect two computers and switch between them. If this is the case with your projector, note which VGA input you use.

Connect one end of an audio input cable to your computer's "Audio Out" or "Headphone" jack, and plug the other end of the cable into your Panasonic projector's 3.5 mm audio input.

Turn on the Panasonic projector by pressing the "Power" button. Wait for the unit to warm up.

Press the "Input Select" button repeatedly until the projector selects the input you used to connect your computer. If the projector has a button for each input, press the "Computer 1" or "Computer 2" button to select the input from your computer.

Press the key combination applicable to your computer to turn on its video output if no image appears. This step is typically necessary on notebook computers, and the key combination varies from one device to the next. Generally, you press the "Fn" key and one of the numbered "F-keys" above the row of numbers on your keyboard. The correct F-key may be labeled "CRT/LCD" or "LCD/VGA," or it may have an icon with a monitor and a computer or just a monitor.

Items you will need

  • VGA cable

  • 3.5 mm male-to-male audio cable