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Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv9000 - Entertainment Notebook PC User Manual


User Guide

Summary of Contents

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    Multimedia User Guide...

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    © Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Multimedia hardware Using the audio features ........................1 Using the audio-in (microphone) jack .................. 3 Using the audio-out (headphone) jack ................. 3 Using the S/PDIF digital audio headphone jack ..............4 Adjusting the volume ......................5 Using the QuickPlay buttons ........................

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  • Page 5: Using The Audio Features

    Multimedia hardware Using the audio features The following illustration and table describe the audio features of the computer. NOTE Your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this section. Component Description Internal microphones (2) Record sound. NOTE A microphone icon next to the microphone opening indicates that the computer has an internal microphone.

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    Component Description Audio-out (headphone) S/PDIF jack Provides enhanced audio performance, including surround sound and other high-end audio output. Volume mute button Mutes and restores speaker sound. Volume scroll zone Adjusts speaker volume. Slide your finger to the left to decrease volume and to the right to increase volume.

  • Page 7: Using The Audio-in (microphone) Jack, Using The Audio-out (headphone) Jack

    Using the audio-in (microphone) jack The computer is equipped with a stereo (dual-channel) microphone jack that supports a stereo array and monaural microphone. Using sound recording software with external microphones allows for stereo recordings and stereo playbacks. NOTE When connecting a microphone to the microphone jack, use a microphone with a 3.5- mm plug.

  • Page 8: Using The S/pdif Digital Audio Headphone Jack

    Using the S/PDIF digital audio headphone jack S/PDIF (Sony/Phillips Digital Interface), or digital audio, provides enhanced audio performance, including surround sound and other high-end audio output. The second headphone jack allows two users to connect and listen to computer sound. For digital audio connections, connect the S/PDIF digital audio cable to the digital audio connector on your audio/video equipment.

  • Page 9: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Computer volume buttons: ● To mute or restore volume, press the mute button. ● To decrease volume, slide your finger across the volume scroll zone from right to left. ●...

  • Page 10: Using The Quickplay Buttons

    Using the QuickPlay buttons NOTE Media button and DVD button functions vary, depending on the software installed on your computer. Refer to the following table for more information. The media button (1) and the DVD button (2) allow you to listen to music, play DVDs, and watch movies with the touch of a button.

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    Component Description NOTE Press the power button to exit QuickPlay. ● In standby, resumes from standby into Windows. If QuickPlay is not installed and the computer is ● On, opens the default DVD program to start a DVD in the optical drive.

  • Page 12: Using The Video Features, Using The External Monitor Port, Using The S-video-out Jack

    Using the video features The computer includes several ways to transmit audio and video signals to an external display: ● External monitor port that connects a television, monitor, or projector ● S-Video-out jack that connects a range of advanced video components ●...

  • Page 13: Using The Hdmi Port (select Models Only)

    To connect a video device to the S-Video-out jack: Plug one end of the S-Video cable into the S-Video-out jack on the computer. Connect the other end of the cable to the video device, according to the device manufacturer's instructions. Press fn+f4 to switch the image between the display devices connected to the computer.

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    To connect a video or audio device to the HDMI port: Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the computer. Connect the other end of the cable to the video device, according to the device manufacturer's instructions.

  • Page 15: Using The Integrated Camera (select Models Only)

    Using the integrated camera (select models only) Select computer models include an integrated camera, located on the top of the display. This camera can be used with a variety of software to ● Capture video. ● Stream video with instant message software. ●...

  • Page 16: Capturing And Streaming Video, Capturing Video, Streaming Video With An Instant Message Program

    Capturing and streaming video To illustrate how each camera feature works, the following examples use specific software not available on all computers. Select Start > All Programs to locate the video software installed on your computer, and refer to the individual program's online Help for further information. Capturing video You can use the camera to capture video for playback at a later time.

  • Page 17: Taking Still Photos, Adjusting Camera Properties

    Taking still photos You can also use the integrated camera to take still photos. Select Start > Control Panel > Scanners and Cameras. Double-click the listing for the integrated camera, and then click Next. Click Take Picture. Follow the directions in the Picture Wizard to select any of the following options: ●...

  • Page 18: Guidelines For Using The Camera

    The Properties dialog box is accessible from various programs that use the integrated camera, usually from a configuration, settings, or properties menu. Guidelines for using the camera For best results, observe the following guidelines while using the camera: ● Be sure that you have the latest version of an instant message program before attempting a video conversation.

  • Page 19: Using The Optical Drive, Identifying The Installed Optical Drive

    Using the optical drive The optical drive allows you to play, copy, and create CDs or DVDs, depending on the type of optical drive and software installed on your computer. Identifying the installed optical drive To view the type of optical drive installed in the computer: Select Start >...

  • Page 20: Inserting An Optical Disc

    Inserting an optical disc Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the media tray. Pull out the tray (2). Hold the CD or DVD by the edges to avoid touching the flat surfaces and position the disc over the tray spindle, with the label side up.

  • Page 21: Removing An Optical Disc (with Power)

    Removing an optical disc (with power) If the computer is running on external or battery power: Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the media tray, and then gently pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.

  • Page 22: Removing An Optical Disc (without Power)

    Removing an optical disc (without power) If external or battery power is unavailable: Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive. Press in gently on the paper clip until the tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.

  • Page 23: Using The Media Activity Functions, Using The Media Activity Hotkeys

    Using the media activity functions The media activity hotkeys and the media activity buttons (select models only) control the play of an audio CD or a DVD that is inserted into the optical drive. Using the media activity hotkeys Media activity hotkeys are combinations of the key (1) and any of the 4 function keys: NOTE To control the play of a video CD, use the media activity controls in your video CD player...

  • Page 24: Using The Media Activity Buttons

    Using the media activity buttons The following illustration and table describe the media activity buttons. Component Description Previous/rewind button When a disc is playing in the optical drive: ● Plays the previous track or chapter, when pressed once. ● Rewinds when press with the key.

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    Multimedia software The computer includes preinstalled multimedia software. Some computer models also include additional multimedia software on an optical disc. Depending on the hardware and software included with the computer, the following multimedia tasks may be supported: ● Playing digital media, including audio and video CDs, audio and video DVDs, and Internet radio ●...

  • Page 26: Locate And Install Software

    Locate and install software The computer includes a range of software that may be ● Preinstalled on your hard drive. To locate and install the ready-to-use software preinstalled on your computer: Select Start > All Programs. Double-click the program you want to install. ●...

  • Page 27: Using Multimedia Software

    Using multimedia software To use the multimedia software installed on the computer: Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example, if you want to use Windows Media Player to play an audio CD, click Windows Media Player. NOTE Some programs may be located in subfolders.

  • Page 28: Protecting Playback, Protecting The Cd Or Dvd Write Process

    Protecting playback To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality, do not connect or disconnect hardware while playing a disc. To prevent the loss of playback while the computer is operating in Windows, do not initiate standby or hibernation while playing a disc. Otherwise, you may see the warning message “Putting the computer into hibernation or standby might stop the playback.

  • Page 29: Changing Dvd Region Settings

    Changing DVD region settings Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally. You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD drive.

  • Page 30: Observing The Copyright Warning

    Observing the copyright warning It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make unauthorized copies of copyright- protected material, including computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings. Do not use this computer for such purposes. Chapter 2 Multimedia software ENWW...

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    Index external monitor port 8 audio features 1 optical disc audio-in (microphone) jack 1, 3 inserting 16 HDMI port audio-out (headphone) jack 1, 3 removing, with power 17 connecting 9 removing, without power 18 identifying 9 writing to 24 buttons headphone jack 1 optical drive previous/rewind 20...

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    TV 3 VCR 3 volume mute button 2, 5 volume scroll zone 2, 5 volume, adjusting 5 Index ENWW...

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