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ASUS NOVA P20/22
User Manual
September 2007

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  • Page 1 ASUS NOVA P20/22 User Manual September 2007...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety information ...iv About This User’s Manual ...vi Notes For This Manual ...vi Welcome Package contents ... vii Overview ... viii Features ... viii Getting Started Knowing the parts ...9 Front view ...9 Rear Side ... 10 Using the Media Center remote control...
  • Page 3 Table of Contents TV + Movies* ... 34 Music ... 35 Pictures + Videos ... 36 Recovering your system Using the Recovery DVD ... 37 Using the Hidden Partition ... 39 ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety information Your ASUS NOVA P20/P22 is designed and tested to meet the latest standards of safety for information technology equipment. However, to ensure your safety, it is important that you read the following safety instructions. Setting up your system •...
  • Page 5: Class 1 Laser Product

    Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. *The system does not come with a built-in TV tuner. To use the TV function, purchase a TV docking or an external TV box first. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 6: About This User's Manual

    About This User’s Manual You are reading the ASUS NOVA P20/P22 User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information on the various components in the NOVA P20/P22 and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1.
  • Page 7: Welcome

    Congratulations on your purchase of the ASUS NOVA P20/P22. The following illustration displays the package contents of your new ASUS NOVA P20/P22. If any of the below items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. Package contents P20/P22 DVI-D-Sub adapter...
  • Page 8: Overview

    Overview The ASUS NOVA P20/P22 features rich entertainment and powerful computing capabilities. You can either run the Windows® Media Center with other programs or enjoy it in full- screen mode. With the Media Center remote, you can play videos as well as music, and view pictures.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    ON and once to turn OFF the system. Infrared port The infrared (IrDA) communication port allows convenient wireless data communication with infrared- equipped devices or computer. This allows easy wire less synchronization with PDAs or mobile phones and even wireless printing to printers. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 10: Rear Side

    Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the system. Power (DC) Input The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the PC. To prevent damage to the PC, always use the supplied power adapter.
  • Page 11 Using this jack automatically disables the built-in speakers. Microphone Jack The microphone jack is designed to connect the micro- phone used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 12: Using The Media Center Remote Control

    Using the Media Center remote control Use the remote to launch the Media Center program to play video recordings or other media files such as music and movies. Refer to the following pages to familiarize yourself with the functions of the remote control buttons. The remote control may vary depending on territories.
  • Page 13 Shift button: Toggles between numerical and alphabetical input. Clear: Press to clear input information. TV Recording: Press to start recording the current TV program.* EPG (Electronic Program Guide): Press to display the electronic program guide screen.* Volume up/down: Press to increase/decrease audio. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 14 Windows Media Center: Press to open the Media Center program. Four-way navigation keys: Press to scroll through on- screen display menus. Return: Press to return to the previous page. Previous track: Press to go back to the previous track. Rewind: Press to rewind a media file. Play: Press to playback a media file.
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  • Page 16 Power: Press to turn off the power of the screen and the speakers. Pause: Press to pause a playback. Stop: Press to stop playing a media file. Play: Press to play a media file. Fast-foward: Press to fast-forward a media file. Next track: Press to go to the next track.
  • Page 17 Rewind: Press to rewind a media file. Record: Press to start recording TV.* *The system does not come with built-in TV tuner. To use the TV function, purchase a TV docking or an external TV box first. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 18: Positioning Your Nova P20/P22

    Positioning your NOVA P20/P22 Use the support stand if you want to stack up your NOVA P20/P22. Stacking up the system without the support stand would hamper the ventilation and damage the system. Getting Started CORRECT CORRECT INCORRECT...
  • Page 19: Using Your Nova P20/P22

    Connect the other end of the cable to the DVI port on the rear side of system. DCIN If your display comes without a DVI port, use the DVI to D-Sub adapter in the package when installing the display. S/PDIF S/PDIF CENTER/BASS FRONT SURROUND ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 20: Universal Serial Bus (Usb) Devices Connection

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) Devices connection The USB port is compatible with USB2.0 or USB 1.1 devices like keyboards, mouses, printers, etc. You can attach any USB keyboard and mouse to NOVA P20/P22. The illustration below shows the USB keyboard and mouse connecting to the system. S/PDIF S/PDIF FRONT...
  • Page 21: Network Connection

    NOVA P20/P22 connected to a network hub or switch for use with the built-in Ethernet controller. S/PDIF S/PDIF CENTER/BASS FRONT SURROUND DCIN Network hub or switch Network cable with RJ-45 connectors ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 22: Wireless Network Connection

    Wireless network connection To connect to a wireless network, follow the instructions below. Move the cursor to the network icon on the taskbar and you will see Not Connected. Right-click on the network icon and select Connect to a network. Select the wireless network you want to connect to from the list.
  • Page 23: Bluetooth Wireless Connection

    Bluetooth wireless connection NOVA P20/P22 with Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting Bluetooth-enabled devices. Follow the instructions below to build Bluetooth wireless connection. Double-click the Bluetooth icon on the Windows taskbar to start the connection wizard. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 24 Select the Bluetooth device you want to connect to from the list and click Next to continue. If you do not see the device you want to connect on the Bluetooth device list, click Refresh to search for the Bluetooth devices again.
  • Page 25 The device you connect to will be shown. Click the New Connection button and follow the previous instructions to add more Bluetooth devices. Your NOVA P20/P22 can connect multiple devices at a time via Bluetooth. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 26: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the optical drive Inserting an optical disc Place the disc to the slot-in optical drive with the label side facing up. Slide the disc into the drive. Ejecting an optical disc While the system power is on, press the eject button. Remove the disc from the opening.
  • Page 27: Enjoying Instant Music

    Enjoying instant music Through the pair of built-in Hi-Fi speakers locatetd at the front side of ASUS NOVA, you can always enjoy high quality music without extra speakers. ASUS NOVA also supports analog and digital speakers with Dolby® Digital Live or DTS connect technology, refer to next sections for detailed configurations.
  • Page 28: Connecting To Analog Speakers

    Connecting to analog speakers ASUS NOVA P20/P22 is equipped with a line-out jack (lime) that allows you to connect to stereo speakers. There are three sound connectors enabling you to configure an up to 5.1 channel audio setup. Refer to the table below for the audio connectors on the rear panel and their functions.
  • Page 29: Connecting To Digital Speakers

    S/PDIF Out port on the system rear panel to your amplifier. Connect the mini jack-S/PDIF adapter before connecting digital speakers. Subwoofer DCIN Front Center speakers speakers Receiver/Amplifier FRONT Rear speakers S/PDIF S/PDIF S/PDIF CENTER/BASS FRONT SURROUND ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 30: Configuring Audio Output Settings

    Configuring audio output settings After connecting a speaker system to your NOVA P20/P22, follow the steps below to configure audio output: Using analog speakers From the Windows® Vista™ taskbar, right-click on the volume control icon and then select Playback Devices. Under the Playback window, select Speakers and click Set Default.
  • Page 31 Click Finish to exit the speaker setup. Using digital speakers From the Windows® Vista™ taskbar, right-click on the volume control icon and then select Playback Devices. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 32 Under the Playback window, select Realtek Digital Out- put and click Set Default. Click Properties and the Realtek Digital Output Properties window pops up. Click the tabs on the top to configure your preferences. General From the General tab, You can customize the property name and icon, view the controller/ jack information, and configure...
  • Page 33 You can apply a special sound effect for the listening configuration from this tab. Advanced From this tab, You can click and select the sample rate and bit depth from the drop-down menu for the default format. ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 34: Using Windows Media Center

    Using Windows Media Center Starting Windows Media Center You can take full control of the Windows Media Center using your wireless keyboard and either of your remote controls. To start Windows Media Center, do one of the following: • Press the Media Center button remote.
  • Page 35: Music

    The CD is copied and saved as music files to the hard disk drive under music library. Playing Music From the Media Center main menu, select Music > music library to display your music files. Select music to play by albums, genres, artists, etc. to play or ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 36: Pictures + Videos

    Pictures + Videos Enjoy and manage your digital photos/videos or downloaded pictures/videoclips using Pictures + Videos. You can browse the pictures individually or playing them as a slide show with music background. Viewing pictures From the Media Center main menu, select Pictures + Videos >...
  • Page 37: Recovering Your System

    “C” . Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process. You will lose all your data during the system recovery. Ensure to back up your important data before recovering your system. �V� ASUS NOVA P20/P22...
  • Page 38 Press <F10> to save the configuration and reboot the system. Insert the Support DVD into the optical drive. 10. Click ASUS InstAll - Drivers Installation Wizard from the Drivers tab and install all the drivers. It may take some time to reinstall all the drivers. If the screensaver starts, press any key to bring back the installation screen.
  • Page 39: Using The Hidden Partition

    Recovery Partition is created at the factory and cannot be restored by the user if deleted. Take your system to an authorized ASUS service center if you have problems with the recovery process. Press <F9> during bootup (requires a Recovery Partition) Press <Enter>...
  • Page 40 Recovering your system...

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