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My Cinema-P7131D
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  • Page 1 TV Tuner Card/Box My Cinema-P7131D My Cinema-P7131 My Cinema U3000...
  • 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 ... 2-2 Card/Box layout ... 2-2 Before you proceed ... 2-4 Installation ... 2-4 2.4.1 Installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card ... 2-4 2.4.2 Installing the ASUS Digital TV Box ... 2-5 Connecting cables and devices ... 2-7 2.5.1 Digital/Analog TV card ...
  • Page 4 3.2.11 Viewing pictures ... 3-26 3.2.12 Listening to FM radio ... 3-29 3.2.13 Extras ... 3-31 MakeDVD (for Windows PowerProducer (for Windows PowerDirector (for Windows ASUS Splendid ... 3-33 ASUS VideoSecurity Online ... 3-34 Appendix: Appendix: Appendix: Appendix: Appendix: Reference information...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement 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 •...
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety information Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety • To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. • When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected.
  • Page 7: About This Guide

    C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n This chapter describes the features of the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. • • • • •...
  • Page 8 Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself D A N G E R / W A R N I N G :...
  • Page 9 Chapter 1 This chapter describes the features of the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x...
  • Page 10: Welcome

    Package contents Check your ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box package for the following items. I t e m D e s c r i p t i o n I t e m D e s c r i p t i o n...
  • Page 11: Special Features

    Special features • Advanced Phillips video/audio decoder with two-bit video analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for excellent video quality • Integrated entertainment package allows you to watch TV, tune in to FM radio, listen to MP3s, view DVD/VCD movies, organize pictures, and watch videos on your computer •...
  • Page 12 1 - 4 1 - 4 1 - 4 1 - 4 1 - 4 C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n...
  • Page 13 Chapter 2 This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x...
  • Page 14: Chapter 2: Hardware Information

    System requirements Before installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box, make sure your computer system meets the following requirements: • Intel ® Pentium ® 4 or AMD K7 system or higher • One (1) available PCI slot • At least 256 MB system memory (512 MB or more is recommended) •...
  • Page 15 A u d i o - v i d e o p o r t Drawings are for reference only. The actual card layout may vary. The ASUS MyCinema U3000 Digital TV Box allows your computer to receive digital TV signal ( DVB-T only ).
  • Page 16: Before You Proceed

    Installation • You can install the ASUS TV Tuner Card 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.
  • Page 17: Installing The Asus Digital Tv Box

    ASUS Digital TV Box To install the ASUS Digital TV Box: Place the ASUS Digital 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 USB 2.0 port the ASUS Digital TV Box. Pull out the internal antenna. - or - Plug in the external antenna cable into the port on the ASUS Digital TV Box. 2 - 6 2 - 6 2 - 6...
  • Page 19: 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 20: Digital Tv Box

    2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 Digital TV box Digital TV box Digital TV box 2.5.2 2.5.2 Digital TV box Digital TV box U S B A U S B A U S B A U S B A U S B A s e r i e s p l u g s e r i e s p l u g s e r i e s p l u g...
  • Page 21 Chapter 3 This chapter gives information on how to install device drivers and applications for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box. A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x...
  • Page 22: Chapter 3: 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 W i n d o w s •...
  • Page 23: Installing The Driver

    Installing the driver Installing the driver Installing the driver Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (for Windows Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (for Windows Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (for Windows Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (for Windows Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (for Windows Start your computer.
  • Page 24 F i n i s h to complete the F i n i s h F i n i s h installation process. Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program...
  • Page 25 Make sure you have installed and activated ASUS DVD 6 before using Windows • You may find the ASUS DVD 6 installation CD serial number on the CD label. A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x...
  • Page 26: Uninstalling The Drivers

    C h a n g e / R e m o v e C h a n g e / R e m o v e. A dialog box appears. Click O K to completely remove all ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box components; otherwise, click C a n c e l Close other applications before restarting the computer.
  • Page 27: Cyberlink Powercinema

    XP operating system. There is no need to install CyberLink 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.
  • Page 28: Optimizing Your Computer For Multimedia

    3.2.2 3.2.2 Optimizing your computer for multimedia Optimizing your computer for multimedia 3.2.2 3.2.2 3.2.2 Optimizing your computer for multimedia Optimizing your computer for multimedia Optimizing your computer for multimedia During initial launch, a Setup Wizard prompts you to optimize your computer for various multimedia functions.
  • Page 29 Select your location, then click N e x t N e x t N e x t. N e x t N e x t Setting the correct location allows the application to select the appropriate TV standard and DVD region to your location.
  • Page 30 Select a two- or three-dimensional display effect, then click N e x t 10. When prompted, key-in your name and e-mail address, then click N e x t N e x t. N e x t N e x t N e x t 11.
  • Page 31: Navigating Through The Home Page

    3.2.3 3.2.3 Navigating through the home page Navigating through the home page 3.2.3 3.2.3 3.2.3 Navigating through the home page Navigating through the home page 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.
  • Page 32: Using The Player Control Panel

    3.2.4 3.2.4 3.2.4 Using the player control panel Using the player control panel Using the player control panel 3.2.4 3.2.4 Using the player control panel Using the player control panel When using a mouse, each multimedia screen has a player control at the bottom left corner of the display that allows control of the current function.
  • Page 33: Settings

    3.2.6 3.2.6 3.2.6 Settings Settings Settings 3.2.6 3.2.6 Settings Settings Select S e t t i n g s S e t t i n g s S e t t i n g s S e t t i n g s on the Home page to open options for configuring S e t t i n g s PowerCInema.
  • Page 34 C L E V C L E V is a video enhancement technology from CyberLink that C L E V C L E V C L E V dynamically adjusts the brightness, contrast, and saturation if the movie you are watching contains scenes that are too dark or bright. Options other than O r i g i n a l L o a d D e f a u l t S e t t i n g s .
  • Page 35: Watching Tv

    3.2.7 3.2.7 3.2.7 Watching TV Watching TV Watching TV 3.2.7 3.2.7 Watching TV Watching TV The PowerCinema application allows you to watch TV on your computer. Select T V T V on the Home page, then press O K 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 36 TV player control buttons TV player control buttons TV player control buttons TV player control buttons TV player control buttons When you watch TV, the following additional buttons appear on the player controls: T V p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s T V p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s T V p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s T V p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s...
  • Page 37: Signal Settings

    Select the T e l e T e x t T e l e T e x t T e l e T e x t T e l e T e x t T e l e T e x t button to scroll through the TeleText, transparent (TeleText+TV), and Live TV pages.
  • Page 38 Guide Settings E P G S o u r c e . E P G S o u r c e . Indicate if you want to use N e x t V i e w E P G S o u r c e . E P G S o u r c e .
  • Page 39 C a p t u r e S o u r c e C a p t u r e S o u r c e S o u r c e option is only for the ASUS MyCinema U3000 S o u r c e S o u r c e digital TV tuner box.
  • Page 40: Watching Movies

    3.2.8 3.2.8 3.2.8 Watching movies Watching movies Watching movies 3.2.8 3.2.8 Watching movies Watching movies PowerCinema allows you to watch DVD or VCD movies on your computer. To watch a movie: Insert the DVD or VCD movie to the optical drive. When playing DVDs, make sure that the optical drive supports the DVD standard.
  • Page 41 DVD/VCD player control buttons DVD/VCD player control buttons DVD/VCD player control buttons DVD/VCD player control buttons DVD/VCD player control buttons When you watch DVD/VCD, the following additional buttons appear on the player controls: D V D / V C D p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s D V D / V C D p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s D V D / V C D p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s D V D / V C D p l a y e r c o n t r o l b u t t o n s...
  • Page 42: Watching Videos

    3.2.9 3.2.9 3.2.9 Watching videos Watching videos Watching videos 3.2.9 3.2.9 Watching videos Watching videos PowerCinema allows you to watch video files on your computer. The following video file formats are supported: .dat, .mppg, .mpe, .mpv, .avi, .asx, .mpeg, .div, .divx, .wm, .wmv, .m1v,. m1s, .m2v,. vro, .vob, .dvr-ms, .MPEG-1, and .MPEG-2.
  • Page 43: Enjoying Music

    Browsing for Videos Browsing for Videos Browsing for Videos Browsing for Videos Browsing for Videos To change the order in which items are displayed, use the S o r t B y . . . option. To view videos in the My Videos folder on your computer, select M y V i d e o s M y V i d e o s M y V i d e o s.
  • Page 44 Choose the track or file you would like to play. Use the remote controller or the player control buttons to stop, play, pause, forward, or rewind the music. Music buttons Music buttons Music buttons Music buttons Music buttons B u t t o n s B u t t o n s B u t t o n s B u t t o n s...
  • Page 45 Watching Visualizations Watching Visualizations Watching Visualizations Watching Visualizations Watching Visualizations V i s u a l i z e V i s u a l i z e V i s u a l i z e V i s u a l i z e V i s u a l i z e allows you to watch computer-generated visualizations while you listen to music.
  • Page 46 Music Settings Music Settings Music Settings Music Settings Music Settings D e f a u l t V i s u a l i z a t i o n s . D e f a u l t V i s u a l i z a t i o n s . D e f a u l t V i s u a l i z a t i o n s .
  • Page 47 Picture Settings Picture Settings Picture Settings Picture Settings Picture Settings S l i d e D u r a t i o n . S l i d e D u r a t i o n . S l i d e D u r a t i o n . S l i d e D u r a t i o n .
  • Page 48: Viewing Pictures

    Viewing pictures individually Viewing pictures individually Viewing pictures individually Viewing pictures individually Viewing pictures individually P i c t u r e s P i c t u r e s Select P i c t u r e s P i c t u r e s from the P i c t u r e s main menu.
  • Page 49: Listening To Fm Radio

    Editing options Editing options Editing options Editing options Editing options R o t a t e . R o t a t e . R o t a t e . Rotate the picture 90º to the right. R o t a t e . R o t a t e .
  • Page 50 Radio buttons Radio buttons Radio buttons Radio buttons Radio buttons B u t t o n s B u t t o n s B u t t o n s B u t t o n s B u t t o n s A l l s t a t i o n s A l l s t a t i o n s A l l s t a t i o n s...
  • Page 51: Extras

    Radio Settings Radio Settings Radio Settings Radio Settings Radio Settings T u n i n g S c a l e . T u n i n g S c a l e . Set the increment used for tuning radio stations. T u n i n g S c a l e .
  • Page 52: Makedvd (for Windows Xp Only)

    MakeDVD Create and share DVD/VCD videos Create and share DVD/VCD videos Create and share DVD/VCD videos Create and share DVD/VCD videos Create and share DVD/VCD videos CyberLink PowerCinema makes creating and sharing videos fast and and easy. With the MakeDVD utility, you can add video content, design a disc menue, and burn your disc easily.
  • Page 53: Powerdirector (for Windows Xp Only)

    With ASUS Splendid meeting high visual demands, watching movies and TV on your computer can indeed be a splendid experience.
  • Page 54: Asus Videosecurity Online

    ASUS VideoSecurity Online VideoSecurity Online is a powerful monitoring and motion-detecting software. With video capture devices such as CCD, V8, digital Hi-8 and others, you can use VideoSecurity Online to: • find intruders • monitor your environment • detect changes in a specified location •...
  • Page 55 Appendix This chapter includes information on the remote controller, the key table, and international TV systems and standards. A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x A S U S T V T u n e r C a r d / B o x...
  • Page 56: Appendix: Reference Information

    Remote controller The remote controller is designed for CyberLink application only. Use the remote controller for an enjoyable TV-watching experience through the CyberLink Remote controller specifications Remote controller specifications Remote controller specifications Remote controller specifications Remote controller specifications O p e r a t i n g r a n g e O p e r a t i n g r a n g e O p e r a t i n g r a n g e O p e r a t i n g r a n g e...
  • Page 57 Key table Key table Key table Key table Key table B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n TV mode –...
  • Page 58: Digital Tv Tuner Box

    B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n Close app Stop Previous chapter Next chapter Rewind Forward Play/pause A.1.2 A.1.2 Digital TV tuner box...
  • Page 59 Key table Key table Key table Key table Key table B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n B u t t o n TV mode Stop Stop...
  • Page 60: 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. A R E A A R E A A R E A...
  • Page 61 A R E A A R E A A R E A A R E A A R E A Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Luxembourg Madeira Madagascar Malaysia Malta Mauritius Mexico Monaco Morocco Netherlands New Zealand North Korea D, D/K Norway Pakistan...
  • Page 62: International Tv Systems And Standards (dvb-t

    International TV systems and standards (DVB-T) T Y P E T Y P E T Y P E T Y P E T Y P E 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...

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