AV2 Technology

Project a MacBook Air (HDMI)

  • Turn on the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side of the switcher.
  • Turn on the Projector by pressing Projector on the Hitachi switcher.
  • Plug the HDMI adapter cable on the table into the laptop.
  • Press HDMI 1 on the switcher.
  • Turn on the laptop and the image will shortly appear on the screen.
  • Volume is controlled via the Spkr Up/Down buttons on the switcher as well as the application playing the audio.
  • When you are done:
    • Disconnect the laptop from the HDMI adapter cable.
    • Turn off Projector using the Projector button on the Hitachi switcher.  When the shut down prompt appears on the screen, press Projector once more.
    • Turn off the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side.

Note on Video (this only needs to be done once)

To improve the video appearance on the laptop after connecting the HDMI cable, do the following:

  • Click on the AirPlay icon in the top menu
  • Under Match Desktop Size to… select Built-in Display

Note on Audio (this only needs to be done once):

           To play audio through the room speaker, do the following:

  • Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences
  • Click on Sound (second row, last item)
  • Click on Output and select SwitcherClose the window

Project a Windows Laptop (VGA)

  • Turn on the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side of the switcher.
  • Turn on the Projector by pressing Projector on the Hitachi switcher.
  • Plug in the VGA and audio cables on the table into the laptop.
  • Press Computer 1 on the switcher.
  • Turn on the laptop and the image will shortly appear on the screen.
  • Volume is controlled via the Spkr Up/Down buttons on the switcher as well as through the laptop and the application playing the audio.
  • When you are done:
    • Disconnect your laptop from the VGA and audio cables.
    • Turn off Projector using the Projector button on the Hitachi switcher.  When the shut down prompt appears on the screen, press Projector once more.
    • Turn off the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side.

Use the DVD/VHS Player

  • Turn on the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side of the switcher.
  • Turn on the Projector by pressing Projector on the Hitachi switcher.
  • Press Video on the switcher.
  • Turn on the Sony DVD/VHS player.  Power button is on the front lower left corner or use the remote.
  • On the front of the DVD/VHS player, select VHS or DVD by pressing the appropriate button next to the Power button.
  • Insert VHS tape or DVD disc.  Use the Sony remote to control the viewing (Play, FF, Rewind).
  • Volume is controlled via the Spkr Up/Down buttons on the switcher.
  • When you are done:
    • Eject your VHS tape or DVD from the player and turn it off.
    • Turn off Projector using the Projector button on the Hitachi switcher.  When the shut down prompt appears on the screen, press Projector once more.
    • Turn off the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side.

Use the Apple TV

Before connecting to an Apple TV, make sure the iPad or MacBook Air is connected to the GreenDoor wireless network.

  • Turn on the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side of the switcher.
  • Turn on the Projector by pressing Projector on the Hitachi switcher.
  • Press HDMI 2 on the switcher.
  • For iPad Users:
    • Slide finger up from bottom of screen
    • Select the AirPlay icon (looks like a rectangle with a solid black triangle sticking into the bottom)
    • Select AV2 from the list of available Apple TV’s and turn Mirroring On
    • The iPad image should now be projected.
    • Volume is controlled via the Spkr Up/Down buttons on the switcher as well as through the iPad and the application playing the audio.
    • When done be sure to disconnect the iPad from the Apple TV.
      • Go back to AirPlay on the iPad
      • Select iPad to disconnect from the Apple TV
  • For MacBook Air Users:
    • Click on the AirPlay icon in the top menu bar (looks like a rectangle with a solid black triangle sticking into the bottom)
    • Select AV2 from the list of available Apple TV’s
    • The MacBook Air image should now be projected
    • Volume is controlled via the Spkr Up/Down buttons on the switcher as well as the application playing the audio.
    • When done be sure to disconnect from the MacBook Air from the Apple TV
      • Click on the AirPlay icon and select Disconnect AirPlay Display
  • Turn off Projector using the Projector button on the Hitachi switcher.  When the shut down prompt appears on the screen, press Projector once more.
  • Turn off the Hitachi switcher by pressing the StandBy/On button on the top right side.