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Lyra AV Jukebox
User's Guide
Model: RD2780
Changing Entertainment. Again.

Summary of Contents

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    Lyra AV Jukebox User’s Guide Model: RD2780 Changing Entertainment. Again.

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    Problems.” This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify stock number 004-000-00345-4 when ordering copies. Technical Specification Product: Lyra AV Jukebox Brand: RCA Model: RD2780 Serial No. ________________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ This symbol indicates important instructions accompanying the product.

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    End-User License Agreement IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement ("Agreement") is a legal agreement between you and Thomson Inc. ("Thomson") for the RCA Lyra Audio Device application/driver software program and associated documentation, if any ("Program"). ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE OR CLICKING ON THE ACCEPTANCE BUTTON OF THE SOFTWARE, COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THE PROGRAM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

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    This version of the Lyra Audio Device Player ("Lyra Player") contains software licensed from Microsoft that enables you to play Windows Media Audio (WMA) files ("WMA Software"). The WMA Software is licensed to you for use with the RCA/THOMSON Portable Audio Device digital music player under the following conditions.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Things to consider before you get started..3 Computer System Requirements ... 3 Warning ...3 Caution ...3 Caution While Driving ...3 Back up your data ... 3 Things to consider before you get started... (continued) ...4 Important Battery Information ...4 Check For Updates ...4 Unpack the box and check your parts ...4...

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    Limited Warranty (U.S.) ...40 Disclaimer: This document may describe features that are not currently implemented or available for the RD2780 Lyra AV Jukebox. Please visit www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for more information about the latest software and updates available for the Lyra AV Jukebox.

  • Page 7: Things To Consider Before You Get Started, Computer System Requirements, Warning, Caution, Caution While Driving

    Be careful and attentive on the road. Stop operation of the unit if you find it disruptive or distracting while driving. Back up your data As with any device that has a hard drive or rotating magnetic media, you should back up the drive regularly. RCA and Thomson Inc. are not responsible for lost data.

  • Page 8: Things To Consider Before You Get Started... (continued), Important Battery Information, Check For Updates

    Check For Updates Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest news and firmware upgrades for the Lyra AV Jukebox. You must update your system after new downloads have been made in order for the new applications to be executed. Go to page 10 for details on profiling and updating system file pages.

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    What you want to do The items below are three main features of the Lyra AV Jukebox. Video Recording video Transferring video Playing video Audio If you already have MusicMatch or a program to create mp3 files Recording audio Transferring audio files Playing audio If you’re a first time Lyra user Install software...

  • Page 10: Overview Of Buttons And Jacks

    SmartTag button – Allows you to tag the file to be included in Favorites or Program Play, depending on which mode you are in. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates). Play/Pause –...

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    Top View Stand Volume CompactFlash port C o m p a c t F l a s h Stand – Pull the stand out to place the Lyra AV Jukebox upright on a surface. VOL (Volume up and down) - Press VOL+ to increase the volume level; press VOL- to decrease the volume level. CompactFlash port –...

  • Page 12: Setup Information, Install Software In Your Computer (windows Support Only)

    Chapter 1: Software Setup Setup Information Install software in your computer (Windows support only) The Music Management CD that came with your Lyra AV Jukebox contains all of the necessary software components you need to make your Lyra AV Jukebox work properly. These components do the following: •...

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    Install Additional Music Services (Optional) Click on Install ID3man by Auditude, Get 100 Free mp3 Tracks from eMusic, Install Moodlogic Mix & Transfer, or Try RHAPSODY Music Service for additional free and/or trial digital music services provided by RCA and Thomson Inc. partners.

  • Page 14: Lyra Jukebox System Applications, Profile Device Contents (audio Only)

    Chapter 1: Software Setup Connecting Lyra AV Jukebox to the Computer Connect the Lyra AV Jukebox to your computer with the mini USB cable provided. Turn on the unit by pressing the ON/ OFF button. The Lyra AV Jukebox will appear as a Removable Disk drive letter in My Computer (Windows Explorer). If a CompactFlash memory card is properly inserted, an additional drive letter may be accessed as a Removable Disk drive letter through Windows Explorer as well.

  • Page 15: Updating System Files, Verify User Playlists, Lyrasync

    You can upgrade your Lyra AV Jukebox or repair system files on your device if it becomes damaged by downloading the latest firmware from http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads. After you have downloaded the latest firmware, follow the steps below to update your system files.

  • Page 16: Transferring Files To Lyra Av Jukebox, Disconnecting Your Lyra From The Computer

    Chapter 1: Software Setup Transferring Files to Lyra AV Jukebox You can transfer files to your Lyra AV Jukebox via MusicMatch Jukebox or Windows Explorer. For more information on transferring Video files, go to page 19. For more information on transferring Audio files, go to page 23. For more information on transferring Photo files, go to page 27.

  • Page 17: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu The Setup Menu allows you to make changes to the Audio, Video, and Photo settings, as well as make changes to main functions of the Lyra AV Jukebox. Chapter 2: Using the Setup Menu From the Main menu, press the up or down arrow to highlight Setup. Press SELECT to view the Setup menu.

  • Page 18: Audio/video Settings Menu

    Video navigation mode. Brightness Allows you to increase or decrease the brightness of the video during playback. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates). Color Allows you to increase or decrease the color of the video during playback. (Feature currently not available.

  • Page 19: Audio/video Settings Menu Continued, Photo Settings Menu

    (sub-folders listed first in alphabetical order and video files follow in alphabetical order). Note: Tile Display Mode ON currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/ lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates.

  • Page 20: Photo Settings Menu Continued

    Contrast Allows you to increase or decrease the contrast to photo content during playback. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates). Tile Display Mode Determines how the photo content is displayed during navigation mode. Press the right arrow to turn OFF or ON the Tile Display Mode.

  • Page 21: Basic Information, Basic Screen Information, Basic Operation

    Basic Information The Lyra AV Jukebox is able to play video and music, view pictures, and also store any computer files. The 20 GB hard drive storage allows you to: • Record and view up to approximately 80 hours of video •...

  • Page 22: Recording Video To Your Lyra Av Jukebox, From An Audio/video Component

    Chapter 3: Playing Files Press the arrow up or down buttons to highlight different items on the screen. Press the right arrow button to open a folder or sorting category to display the item’s (Video, Audio, etc.) contents. Press the left arrow button to close a folder or sorting category and move back one level. Press the up or down arrow button to highlight a file, then press SELECT to display the Options menu, or press pause) to start playback.

  • Page 23: From Computer, Transferring Video Files To Lyra Av Jukebox

    From Computer You can record video from your computer using a Line Out to mini-Line In cable if your computer has a Line Out jack. Make sure your Lyra AV Jukebox is off. Connect the smaller end of the cable (mini-Line In) to the LINE IN jack on your Lyra AV Jukebox player. Connect the other end to the Line Out jack on your computer.

  • Page 24: Playing Video

    Highlight Exit and press SELECT to return to the last viewed Video menu. Highlight Add to Favorites to add the video to your favorites list in the Video system folder. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates).

  • Page 25: Viewing Video Content On Your Tv, Recording Audio To Your Lyra Av Jukebox

    Viewing Video Content on Your TV You can view video content stored on the hard drive of your Lyra AV Jukebox using the supplied Line Out cable if your TV has Audio and Video Input jacks. Make sure your Lyra AV Jukebox is off. Connect the 2.5mm mini-plug end of the cable to the LINE OUT jack on your Lyra AV Jukebox player.

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    Chapter 3: Playing Files Press SELECT to begin recording, or highlight one of the pre-set times to record so you don’t have to press Stop. Once recording begins, the record screen appears with status, Recording time (if Start Recording was selected, this will be blank) elapsed time, recording quality and the file name shown.

  • Page 27: Transferring Audio Files To Lyra Av Jukebox

    Transferring Audio Files to Lyra AV Jukebox You can transfer audio files to your Lyra AV Jukebox via MusicMatch Jukebox or Windows Explorer. To transfer files via MusicMatch Jukebox, go to Chapter 4 for more information. If your Lyra AV Jukebox isn’t already connected to your computer, connect it using the provided USB cable (go to page 10 for information on connecting the USB cable).

  • Page 28: Playing Audio, Playing Audio Playlists

    Highlight Exit and press SELECT to return to the last viewed Audio menu. Highlight Add to Favorites to add the song or album to your favorites list in the Audio system folder. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates).

  • Page 29: Audio Playback Screen, Using The Embedded Audio Profiler

    Audio Equalizer Preset setting (Rock) – For more information about Audio Equalizer Preset settings, go to page 14. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates). Preview Window – During Audio Playback mode, the preview window displays the ID3 cover art (if available) associated with the current audio file being played.

  • Page 30: Playing Your Lyra Av Jukebox In Your Car Stereo

    Chapter 3: Playing Files Playing Your Lyra AV Jukebox in Your Car Stereo The cassette adapter lets you listen to the Lyra AV Jukebox in an automobile or RV safely without having to wear headphones. The car kit is included with your Lyra AV Jukebox. This accessory kit includes a car cord adapter and a cassette adapter. The car cord adapter lets you power your Lyra from the cigarette lighter socket of a car, truck, or RV.

  • Page 31: Transferring Photos Files To Lyra Av Jukebox, Viewing Photos

    Transferring Photos Files to Lyra AV Jukebox You can transfer photo files to your Lyra AV Jukebox using Windows Explorer. If your Lyra AV Jukebox isn’t already connected to your computer, connect it using the provided USB cable (go to page 10 for information on connecting the USB cable).

  • Page 32: Creating Photo Slideshow

    Highlight Exit and press SELECT to return to the last viewed Photo menu. Highlight Add to Favorites to add the photo to your favorites list in the Photos system folder. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates).

  • Page 33: Viewing Photo Slideshow, Photo Settings Banner

    Chapter 3: Playing Files Contrast Adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of the picture. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates). Color Saturation Adjusts the richness of the color. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates).

  • Page 34: Viewing Photos On Your Tv, Viewing Files

    Chapter 3: Playing Files Viewing Photos on Your TV You can view photos stored on your Lyra AV Jukebox using the supplied Line Out cable if your TV has Audio and Video Input jacks. Make sure your Lyra AV Jukebox is off. Connect the 2.5mm mini-plug end of the cable to the LINE OUT jack on your Lyra AV Jukebox player.

  • Page 35: Using The On-screen Keyboard

    Highlight Add to User Playlist to add the file to a playlist file. (Feature currently not available. Visit http://www.rca.com/lyra-avdownloads for the latest software and updates). Highlight Move To and press SELECT if you want to move the file to a different folder.

  • Page 36: Portable Hard Drive Capability, Compactflash High-speed Card Reader

    Chapter 3: Playing Files Portable Hard Drive Capability When connected to a computer via USB, the Lyra AV Jukebox is capable of storing any file type allowing the user a fast, convenient method of storing, retrieving, and transferring files. Including word processing files, presentations, spreadsheets and any other computer files.

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    To copy files from the Lyra AV Jukebox to the CompactFlash memory card: With the Lyra AV Jukebox turned on, insert the CompactFlash memory card into the CompactFlash memory card slot on top of the player. Connect the Lyra AV Jukebox to the computer using the mini USB cable provided (go to page 10 for more information on connecting the USB cable).

  • Page 38: Installing Musicmatch Jukebox

    Chapter 4: Additional Information Installing MusicMatch Jukebox MusicMatch Jukebox is a music management software used to organize and manage digital audio files and transfer music to your Lyra AV Jukebox. If you already have MusicMatch Jukebox software installed on your PC or another program to create mp3 files, you do not need to install MusicMatch Jukebox software from the CD-ROM.

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    10. Some computers might request that you reboot your computer (a dialog box will appear on the computer screen if this is necessary). Note: As with any device that has a hard drive, you must back up the drive. RCA and Thomson Inc. are not responsible for lost data.

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    Chapter 4: Additional Information Launch the MusicMatch software After you’ve installed the necessary components, you’re ready to begin converting and transferring audio files. The MusicMatch software converts/creates audio files into the mp3 and mp3PRO format so you can play them on your Lyra AV Jukebox.

  • Page 41: Tips And Troubleshooting

    Tips and Troubleshooting Problem: Songs aren’t listed in any of the audio sort modes (Album, Genre, Title, Audio Files). • The audio contents of the Lyra AV Jukebox haven’t been profiled (sorted) since the last file transfer. From the Lyra System Application on your PC, select the Profile Device Contents...

  • Page 42: Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 4: Additional Information Frequently Asked Questions Q: How do I return to the Main menu? • Press and hold the MENU button (located on the right side of the device) while in the menu system to return to the Main menu. A momentary press of the MENU button brings navigation up one level.

  • Page 43: Specifications & System Requirements

    Specifications & System Requirements Hardware • Dimensions: .95" D, 5.37" W, 3.13" H • Unit Weight: 13 Ounces • 20 Giga Byte Storage (1GB= 1 x 10 bytes) • Stereo Headphone Jack • Mini USB Connection Jack • Audio/Video Line Out Jack •...

  • Page 44: Limited Warranty (u.s.)

    We will charge you a flat rate to repair or replace a defective Hard Drive. This charge covers the labor cost for its repair. How you get service: • Contact us on the Internet at www.rca.com and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready. The model/serial number information is on your unit. •...

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    • Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required. •...

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    Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2004 Thomson Inc. Trademark(s)® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) TOCOM 5583117C Visit the RCA web site at www.rca.com THOMSON...

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