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  • Page 1 TV Tuner Card/Box My Cinema Series...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    System requirements ... 1-2 Card/Box layout ... 1-2 Before you proceed ... 1-7 Installation ... 1-8 1.4.1 Installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card ... 1-8 1.4.2 Installing the ASUS USB TV Box ... 1-9 1.4.3 Installing the ASUS TV Express Card ... 1-9 Connecting cables and devices ...
  • Page 4 Listening to FM radio ... 2-30 2.2.13 Extras ... 2-32 MakeDVD PowerProducer PowerDirector ASUS Splendid ... 2-34 ASUS VideoSecurity Online ... 2-35 ASUS EZVCR ... 2-36 Appendix: Remote controller (optional) ... A-2 A.1.1 39-key remote controller ...A-2 A.1.2 21-key remote controller ...A-4 International TV systems and standards (Analog TV) ...A-6...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Operation safety • The ASUS My Cinema U-3000 TV Box becomes hot after prolonged use. Handle the TV Box with care to prevent discomfort from heat exposure. The heat will not affect the operation of the TV box so you may continue using it as desired.
  • Page 7: About This Guide

    This user guide contains the following parts: • Chapter 1: Product introduction This chapter describes the features of the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. • Chapter 2: Hardware information This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box.
  • Page 8 Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.
  • Page 9 Chapter 1 This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box...
  • Page 10: System Requirements

    System requirements Before installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box, make sure your computer system meets the following requirements: Item • Slot For PCI TV tuner card : One available PCI slot For PCI-E TV tuner card: One available PCI Express slot For TV box: One available USB 2.0 port...
  • Page 11 FM radio/ DVBT TV port RF/FM-IN Analog TV port CATV-IN IR receiver port VIDEO-IN Audio-video port CATV-IN DVBT/Analog TV port ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Hybrid PCI TV cards...
  • Page 12 Analog PCI TV cards FM radio port FM-IN Analog TV port RF-IN IR receiver port VIDEO-IN Audio-video port RF-IN Analog TV port Chapter 1: Hardware information...
  • Page 13 The internal antenna provides easy portability and more chances of digital TV reception when the roof antenna or the external antenna is not available. Refer to the LED information table on page 1-7. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box DVBT USB TV boxes Internal antenna...
  • Page 14: Dvbt Express Card

    Hybrid USB TV box DVBT/AnalogTV-in port DVBT Express card Digital TV-in port Hybrid Express card Analog/Digital TV-in port Refer to the LED information table on page 1-7. Chapter 1: Hardware information...
  • Page 15: Before You Proceed

    Description LED On Good signal LED Off Poor signal Before you proceed Take note of the following precautions before you install the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. •...
  • Page 16: Installation

    Installation • You can install the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box only on a motherboard with a PCI slot. • Illustrations in this section are provided only for reference. Your system chassis and configuration may differ from what is shown. 1.4.1...
  • Page 17: Installing The Asus Usb Tv Box

    Installing the ASUS USB TV Box To install the ASUS USB TV Box: Place the ASUS USB TV Box on a flat, stable surface close to your computer. Connect the USB cord A series plug to the USB 2.0 port on your computer.
  • Page 18: Connecting Cables And Devices

    ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box to devices. The ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box can receive up to 100 channels. If you do not have a CATV system, you may use an indoor or outdoor antenna that carries only VHF channels, or only UHF channels, or VHF and UHF channels to connect to the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box.
  • Page 19: Hybrid Tv Card

    (S-VHS) port You may connect the Hybrid TV card to all devices as shown in the illustration above. For the Analog TV card, you cannot connect the digital TV antenna. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Digital TV antenna FM Radio CATV...
  • Page 20: Usb Tv Box

    USB TV box USB A series plug • The ASUS My Cinema U3000 TV Box has an internal antenna. You may use it, or you may also connect an external antenna/roof antenna to the U3000 through an MCX-to-IEC adapter. •...
  • Page 21: Dvbt Express Card

    1.5.4 DVBT Express Card 1.5.5 Hybrid Express Card 1.5.6 DVBT USB TV box Digital TV antenna ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Digital TV antenna Digital TV antenna CATV Antenna 1.5.7 Hybrid USB TV box Digital TV antenna CATV Antenna 1-13...
  • Page 22 Chapter 1: Hardware information 1-14...
  • Page 23 Chapter 2 This chapter gives information on how to install device drivers and applications for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box...
  • Page 24: Chapter 2: Software Information

    Device driver installation You need to install the device drivers to your computer so you can use the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. Refer to this section when installing the device drivers. • Make sure that Windows • The screens shown in this section may not exactly match the contents displayed on your screen.
  • Page 25: Installing The Driver

    This message appears when setup is complete. Click OK to finish the installation process. 2.1.2 Installing the driver Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (Windows for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Start your computer. Windows automatically detects ® the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box and displays the Found New Hardware Wizard window.
  • Page 26 After all necessary files have been installed in your system, click Finish to complete the installation process. Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (Windows Media Center Edition [MCE] 2005) ® for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Start your computer.
  • Page 27 Make sure you have installed MCE Plug-ins and activated ASUS DVD 6 before using Windows • You may find the ASUS DVD 6 installation CD serial number on the CD label. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box MCE; otherwise, you cannot use MCE.
  • Page 28 ASUS U3000 Setting. Select the antenna you intend to use. Click Apply. • The ASUS U3000 TV Box has an internal antenna. You may use it, or you may also connect an external antenna/roof antenna to the U3000 through an MCX-to-IEC adapter. •...
  • Page 29: Uninstalling The Drivers

    Click Start > Control Panel. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon. Click the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Drivers from the list. Click Change/Remove. A dialog box appears. Click OK to completely remove all ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box components;...
  • Page 30: Launching Powercinema

    Windows PowerCinema if you are using Windows The PowerCinema application comes with the ASUS Hybrid TV card support CD. This application allows you to watch TV and DVDs, listen to FM radio or music CDs, or browse pictures stored in your computer. Use the mouse or the remote controller to navigate through the user interface.
  • Page 31: Optimizing Your Computer For Multimedia

    Digital, depending on your cable TV subscription. For the Analog TV Tuner Card, select Analog. Select the TV connection type, then click Next. If you have a cable TV subscription, select Cable; otherwise, select Antenna. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box...
  • Page 32 Select your location, then click Next. Setting the correct location allows the application to select the appropriate TV standard and DVD region to your location. When prompted, click Autoscan for TV Channels Now (recommended); otherwise, click Next to continue. A new window appears when you autoscan the channels.
  • Page 33 B. 11. Click Finish to close the Setup Wizard and to display the PowerCinema 4 main menu. You can run the Setup Wizard anytime by clicking or selecting from the PowerCinema home page. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-11...
  • Page 34: Navigating Through The Home Page

    2.2.3 Navigating through the home page The home page has six multimedia functions (TV, Movies, Videos, Music, Pictures, Radio, Extras) and a configuration option (Settings) that you can select by pressing the up/down arrow of the remote controller or by using the mouse. To launch a function, press the OK button of the remote controller or click the mouse.
  • Page 35: Using The Player Control Panel

    To return to the Home page, click the Home ( ) button. To scroll the content pages up/down, use the CH/PG Up and CH/PG Down ( ) buttons. Refer to the Appendix for more information on the remote controller. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Volume down Mute Volume up...
  • Page 36: Settings

    2.2.6 Settings Select Settings on the Home page to open options for configuring PowerCInema. General settings Power Cinema Help. Open the Help system. Display Settings. Configure your display device. Audio Settings. Configuring your computerʼs audio. Run Setup Wizard. Run the wizard that appears the first time you run PowerCinema, allowing you to optimize your computer if you did not do so after installation, or if you upgrade your computer.
  • Page 37: Audio Settings

    Quiet Environment. Emphasize even the slightest sound effect in a movie. Noisy Environment. Amplify low range audio signals, which are especially suitable for notebook computers. Load Default Settings. Return the settings on this page to their original values. Apply. Effect the changes you made. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-15...
  • Page 38: Watching Tv

    2.2.7 Watching TV The PowerCinema application allows you to watch TV on your computer. Select TV on the Home page, then press OK from the remote controller, or click the mouse to display the main TV page. Make sure that you autoscan the channels before you watch TV on your computer.
  • Page 39: Instant Replay

    To navigate within the TeleText function, use the remote control buttons or the playback control buttons. The availability of this function depends on whether your local TV service supports it or not. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box switch up one channel switch down one channel...
  • Page 40 Select the TeleText button to scroll through the TeleText, transparent (TeleText+TV), and Live TV pages. Press the Backspace button on the keyboard or the BACK button on the remote to return to the main TV page. When you use the TeleText function, the following special controls are added to the pop-up control panel: Red (opens TeleText pages marked in red), Green (opens TeleText pages marked in green), Blue (opens TeleText pages marked in blue), Yellow (opens TeleText pages marked in yellow).
  • Page 41 TV signal setting using the TV Settings window. To change the signal setting: From the TV screen, select Settings, then press OK. Select Signal Settings from the TV settings window, then press ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-19...
  • Page 42 OK. Highlight the Apply button, then press OK. The Capture Source option is only for the ASUS MyCinema U3000 digital TV tuner box. This item is set to Internal Antenna by default. 2-20 Chapter 3: Software information...
  • Page 43: Watching Movies

    To capture a still image of the current video frame, click If the disc you inserted does not match the region code of the disc player, a screen appears with this message. You may change the region code only up to four (4) times. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-21...
  • Page 44 DVD/VCD player control buttons When you watch DVD/VCD, the following additional buttons appear on the player controls: DVD/VCD player control buttons Main menu Subtitles Language Snapshot Angle Movie Settings Subtitles. Select the default subtitle language, when available. Title Default. Use the original language of the disc you are watching. Closed Captions.
  • Page 45: Watching Videos

    My Videos folder in your computer. Recent Videos play videos you recently played (playback resumes at the point you stopped watching). More Folders locate and view videos stored in other folders. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-23...
  • Page 46: Enjoying Music

    Browsing for Videos To change the order in which items are displayed, use the Sort By... option. To view videos in the My Videos folder on your computer, select My Videos. To display videos that you have recently viewed, select Recent Videos. Playback resumes from the point you stopped watching.
  • Page 47 More Folders. Listen to music located in other folders. Browse through the drives and folders to locate the music you want to listen to. Network Music. Access music files on a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-25...
  • Page 48 Watching Visualizations Visualize allows you to watch computer-generated visualizations while you listen to music. To exit the visualization, click anywhere on the screen, press BACK on the remote, or Esc/Backspace on the keyboard. Using Playlists Playlists are simply lists of songs. Using a playlist, you can sequence songs from different sources.
  • Page 49: Viewing Pictures

    More Folders. View pictures that are located in other folders. Browse through the drives and folders to locate the pictures you want to view. Network Pictures. Access picture files on a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-27...
  • Page 50: Picture Settings

    Picture Settings Slide Duration. Determine how long each slide in a slide show is displayed before automatically advancing. Slide Show Transition. Set the transition style used between slides in a slide show. Load Default Settings. Return the settings on this page to their original values.
  • Page 51 Choose the photo you want to edit. From the buttons on the left, click the button corresponding to the action you want to perform. Click Save to effect the modifications permanently; otherwise, click Undo. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-29...
  • Page 52: Listening To Fm Radio

    Editing options Rotate. Rotate the picture 90º to the right. Auto Fix. Automatically balance the pictureʼs color and brightness. Remove Red-Eye. Remove the red-eye created in flash photography. Undo. Undo a modification you have performed on a picture. Previous/Next. Edit the previous/next picture. 3.2.12 Listening to FM radio PowerCinema lets you listen to the radio, add and organize favorite stations, and...
  • Page 53 Select the channel/station you want to record, the scheduling interval, and the recording date and times. Click Apply to activate the recording schedule; otherwise, click Cancel to quit. To remove a previously created recording schedule, select Delete. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-31...
  • Page 54: Extras

    Radio Settings Tuning Scale. Set the increment used for tuning radio stations. Seeking Scale. Set the increment used for seeking radio stations. Recording Format. Sets the file format of audio recorded from the radio. Recording Destination. Set the folder where audio files recorded from the radio are saved.
  • Page 55: Makedvd (for Windows Xp Only)

    CyberLink PowerProducer allows you to edit video, capture new media, and polish your movie before burning it to a disc. PowerProducer has simple but powerful production and video editing functions that make it easy for you to produce your movie. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box (for Windows XP only) ®...
  • Page 56: Powerdirector (for Windows Xp Only)

    TV on your computer can indeed be a splendid experience. ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology makes colors come alive and brings out optimum brightness and contrast levels even in dark scenes. You may choose from four viewing profiles for different video viewing conditions. Select the profile that best that suits your viewing environment: Enriched (Standard), Vivid...
  • Page 57: Asus Videosecurity Online

    This database file is saved in the Programs folder. VideoSecurity Online also lets the user choose from four options on how to handle the variation or unusual condition detected. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box 2-35...
  • Page 58: Asus Ezvcr

    ASUS EZVCR ASUS EZVCR is a program that allows you to watch and record live TV on your PC or notebook. ASUS EZVCR also lets you listen to and radio programs on systems that support this function. The image below shows the main ASUS EZVCR user interface window.
  • Page 59 Appendix This chapter includes information on the optoinal remote controller, the key table, and international TV systems and standards. ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box...
  • Page 60: Appendix: Reference Information

    Remote controller The optional remote controller is designed for the CyberLink software application only. Use the remote controller for an enjoyable TV-watching experience through the CyberLink Remote controller specifications Operating range Power source Receiver A.1.1 39-key remote controller Record Previous Rewind Navigation buttons Volume control buttons...
  • Page 61 Volume Volume up/down up/down 0 ~9 0 ~9 Enter Enter Down Down Left Left Right Right Record Record ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Mode VIDEO – – – – – – DVD mode – – – Video mode – – –...
  • Page 62: 21-key Remote Controller

    Button Close app Stop Previous chapter Next chapter Rewind Forward Play/pause A.1.2 21-key remote controller Volume up/down Mode Close app Close app Close app Stop Stop Stop Previous Previous Previous chapter chapter chapter Next chapter Next chapter Next chapter Rewind Rewind Rewind Forward...
  • Page 63 Enter Enter Down Down Left Left Right Right Record Record Mute Mute Back to previous channel ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box Mode VIDEO – – – Stop Stop Close Close Rewind Rewind Play/Pause Play/Pause Forward Forward Back to main...
  • Page 64: International Tv Systems And Standards (analog Tv

    International TV systems and standards (Analog TV) • TV systems and standards may change anytime without notice. This list is provided for reference only. • Make sure that your TV card conforms with the system or standard used in your country or location. AREA Albania Argentina...
  • Page 65 Sweden Switzerland Tahiti Taiwan Thailand Trinidad Tunisia Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates United States United Kingdom Vietnam Yugoslavia Zambia Zimbabwe ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box COLOR SECAM/PAL D, D/K SECAM/PAL SECAM SECAM SECAM NTSC NTSC/SECAM STEREO SUBTITLE Nicam TeleText FM/FM TeleText...
  • Page 66: International Tv Systems And Standards (dvb-t

    International TV systems and standards (DVB-T) TYPE DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+PAL DVB-T+NTSC LOCATION Australia 7 MHz Austria 8 MHz Belgium...

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